All About Mrs. Statham



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    Hello!  It's going to be another exciting year at East Lake Elementary! I have been teaching for 29 years. My teaching career started in kindergarten, but the majority of my experience has been in third and fourth grades. I have taught at three schools in Henry County and this is my seventh year at East Lake. My family moved to McDonough when my husband (Rick) became the senior pastor at Salem Baptist Church. I have three children who all graduated from Union Grove High School. Charles and his wife, Ally, live in Knoxville, Tennessee. My daughter, Lauren Petersen, is a speech pathologist here at ELE, so we have the opportunity to work at the same school! Ben is about to begin his senior year at the University of Georgia and plans to study physical therapy. I am also a grandmother and enjoy spending time with our two beautiful granddaughters, Julianne (5 yrs) and Marileigh (2 yrs). 
    Besides teaching, my favorite activities include singing in the praise team at church, reading, bargain shopping, and spending time at the lake with family and friends. I am convinced it's going to be a great year as we learn, grow, and strive to meet our goals TOGETHER! #bettertogether