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    Welcome to Fabulous First Grade! My name is Shakira Shaw and I am a first grade teacher here at Mt. Carmel Elementary School. I am glad to have you be a part of my class! I am ready to have a fun-filled year of learning and growing! Here's a little information about myself. I am a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My family and I relocated to Georgia in 2007. I have been teaching for 24 years, most of those in first grade, which is where my heart is. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and also a Masters degree in Elementary Reading.  I enjoy working with and being around children. It brings me joy to see how a seed develops into a beautiful flower during the course of the year. My belief is that every child can learn and it is up to me to make sure that learning takes place!  If there is ever a time that you need to contact me, please do so on BLOOMZ or sshaw@henry.k12.ga.us. I look forward to working with you and your child to help make this year a successful learning experience. Thank you for your continued support in helping me to educate your child.