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    Teacher Name: Joy Ross
    School Email Address: joy.ross@henry.k12.ga.us
    Subjects I Teach: 4th grade curriculum math and science 

    Dear Parents,


    Welcome to Mt. Carmel Elementary School! I am excited to have the opportunity to share my 30 years of experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm with your child.  I have my Master’s Degree in Education from West Georgia College.  I have won the United States and Georgia Rocketry Teacher of the Year.  I have been Teacher of the Year at Mt. Carmel.  I have been married for 12 years and have a 7 year-old daughter.  I know that this is going to be a great year for everyone involved.  Getting to know your child, meeting his/her needs, and helping him/her to learn and grow will be the goals that I will strive to meet this year.

    To allow me to "Educate Every Child Everyday", I will expect my students to do their best learning and listening, to always be respectful, friendly, and not interfere with others' learning so that the child may “grow their brain”.  When expectations are met, my students are praised and rewarded.   I will hold high regard for respect, responsibility, and manners from each of my students.  We are working on Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity. 




    I use the ROCK Behavior program for the school. 

    R = Respect  O= Ownership   C = Cooperation   K = Keep at it.  The student will be rewarded when taking these actions.   I also use DOJO and you will be sent a code to log in and see your child’s daily behavior.  Within the classroom I use a clip up and down system.  When a child is misbehaving they clip down but if they change they can get clipped back up before the end of the day.   The ROCK behavior chart, DOJO, and clip up system all work hand in hand.   At the end of the day the child will be rewarded points for where their clips are at the end of the day. 

    I will provide a positive learning environment, full of encouragement and support.  I am anxious to see that your child succeeds this year.  I thank you in advance for your support, comments, and/or suggestions.  By working together, we can make this a successful year! 





                                                                    Mrs. Ross