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Mrs. Debra Ryan
Welcome to Fifth Grade! We are going to learn many new things this year and will grow in countless ways! I thank you in advance for allowing me the opportunity to work with your child and to be a part of his/her life.
Since I will be spending so much time with your child this year, let me tell you a little about myself. This will be my twenty-first year as an educator. I have spent nineteen of those years in South Carolina. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grades and been an instructional coach. I have a B.A. in English and Masters Degrees in the Art of Teaching and Educational Leadership. I am passionate about education and love seeing that “aha” moment in my students.
Three years ago my husband and I moved to North Carolina. We have four grown children who are spread out all over the world and two beautiful grandaughters who were born on March 21 of 2017: one in Norway and one in Utah. I was very lucky to able to travel to see both this summer.
When I’m not at school or hanging out with my family, I enjoy the beach, reading, and cooking.