Mrs. LaFreya Ponder

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Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Mathematics and Social Studies

Mrs. LaFreya Ponder

Hello parents and students!!!!

I am excited to be apart of the success of each student I will come in contact with, here at Woodland High School.  I am LaFreya McGhee Ponder, the daughter of Clarence & Linda McGhee.  I was born and raised in Griffin, Ga, graduating from Griffin High School in 1994. I am the second child of three, being the only girl. I have been in education for 15 years, with 10 of the years being here at Woodland High School. Currently I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Mathematics and Social Studies, from Mercer University(Go Bears!!!!) This year, I will be teaching 9th grade Foundations of Algebra, Algebra I Support, and Co-teaching Geometry Support. 

I have been married to my high school sweetheart (Terry Ponder) for 18 years, together for 29 years. We have two smart, beautiful, intelligent daughters, Sa'Riah and Keirstan Ponder.  Sa'Riah is a graduate of Woodland High School, Class of 2016, who is now a senior at The Alabama University(ROLL TIDE!!!), with Keirstan being an 9th grader here at Woodland High School.  I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, where I have committed my services to the Covington Area Alumni Chapter(CAAC) in Covington, Ga. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, travel, relax, attend football and basketball games. My favorite sport teams being Atlanta Falcons and Golden State Warriors!! Yellow is my favorite color and Lemon Heads are my favorite candy. I know my purpose in life is to inspire, uplift and encourage others to be all that God has designed for them to be.  My favorite quote that inspires me the most is by Henry Ford, "To do more for the world than the world does for you- that is SUCCESS."