My name is Dr. Angel Fletcher and I am excited to be your Student Support Facilitator (SSF) at Fairview Elementary School. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be able to serve not only the students and faculty, but to have a positive influence on both parents and the Fairview community. I believe that when everyone collaborates, together we can achieve great things.
I received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Work (with a Minor in Community Health) from Slippery Rock University, located in Slippery Rock Pennsylvania. I then pursued my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. During this time, I served as a Social Worker for approximately 10 years working in schools, homes, and hospital settings before relocating to Georgia. While residing in Georgia, I found my passion and that was becoming an Educator. In addition, I have received my Doctorate degree in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction.
I have served as an Educator for 16 years (12 years as a Special Education Teacher 3 of which were served in the Crossroads Psycho-educational Program currently known as GNETS in the elementary setting, and 9 years as an Interrelated Special Education Teacher & Special Education Department in the middle school setting). Within the past four years, I have served as the Student Support Facilitator for Luella, Oakland, Smith Barnes, and Fairview Elementary School. One of my many accomplishments is that I was the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year at Eagles Landing Middle School. This accomplishment has allowed me to fully appreciate the many lives that I have influenced throughout the years, embrace the craft of teaching, and the zeal to pursue further aspiration. In addition, I also served as a coach for middle school girls’ basketball, track and field, and as a community coach for basketball with the Henry County Parks and Recreation Program. Lastly, I am the wife of an Educator (Dr. Michael C. Fletcher II) of 20 years and a mother of three daughters-Michaela, Mariyah, and Mylani.
It is through these experiences that I have shaped my teaching philosophy “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In fact, we are molding and shaping not only their expectations of themselves but also their expectations of how their future will be. It is through my role at Fairview Elementary that we provide our students and parents with five star services, a quality education in which we provide exemplars of best practices and a dedication to excellence in all that we commit our hands to do. Our students deserve the best educational experience and it is our job to create that experience for them.
I am a firm believer that all students can learn but the learning content must be relevant to the students’ lives in order for students to be engaged, assume ownership of their learning, and for learning to occur. Students must be presented with quality instruction that zone in on their learning styles, challenges them academically, provide opportunities for hands on learning, cooperative learning, and/or personalized learning. I recognize that all students come with diverse needs and all students learn differently so our instructional practices and/or approaches must cater to the specific needs of the individual students in order that they may grow intellectually, socially, behaviorally, and/or academically. The ultimate goal of our Exceptional Student Education Department is to meet students where they are, assist, identify, and build upon those areas in order to help them get to the next level in their life.
I am looking forward to all that this school year has to offer because this is the year that everything changes.
Dr. Angel Fletcher
Student Support Facilitator
Fairview Elementary School