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Hello to my Petal Panthers!
My name is Whitney Walton and I am so excited to become a member of the Petal Panther team! Before we jump into the school year, allow me to give you a peak into my life.
I live in Hattiesburg, MS where I live on my family farm. If you ever stumble upon our property, you would probably find chickens, donkeys, tiny horses and much more! I do not have "people" children but, I consider my dog to be my son. Fitness and nutrition is a huge passion of mine and am usually lifting weights and cooking yummy, healhty food any chance I get. Other hobbies I enjoy are painting, kayaking, and traveling anywhere my car, train, or plane can take me!
I graduated from USM in 2015 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and have spent the last 5 years interning, teaching, and assisting to gain helpful experience to provide your child the best educaiton possible. At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, I decided it was time to go back to school for my Master's Degree in Dyslexia Therapy.
This year is full of uncertainty and I realize the challenges this school year may bring. Despite those hurdles, there will always be one constant in my classroom and that is my love for students. Their safety, well-being, and education is my highest priority and I plan to bring may new, exciting ideas to my lessons that allow my classes to feel fully engaged.
Let's think positive, let's think creative, and let's have a fantastic 2020-2021 school year!