My name is Crystal May and I am excited to join East Lake Elementary this year! I am originally from New Orleans, where I graduated from Edna Karr Magnet High School and later earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Dillard University. After graduating, I worked with adults who struggled to read above a sixth grade level. After Hurricane Katrina, my husband and I to moved to Georgia, where we started a family of our own. We have two boys!!! After moving, I earned a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix. I taught high school English for a few years and realize my passion for helping students problem solve, learn resilience and overcome obstacles. Thus, I went back to school and earned a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Capella University. I worked as a counselor at Lamar County Primary School, where I implemented many programs, worked with all faculty/staff members and established positive relationships with students. I am truly looking forward to doing the same at East Lake. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, attending martial arts classes, spending time with family, watching movies and attending church services.