Phone: 770.474.4066


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts 1997 Master of Arts in Teaching 2011 Specialist in Education 2020

Ms. Tasha Skands

I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach your child English Language Arts and Social Studies this year.  We will be taking a learning journey that will involve high expectations, hard work and my unconditional support.  I expect your child's year to be a successful one.  I believe that with your support, our partnership will foster their success.  I am looking forward to not only teaching the curriculum to your student, but also empowering them to become leaders and life long learners.
I have been teaching in Henry County since 2008.  My home is Smith Barnes Elementary and I have been a teacher here since 2012.  I graduated with a B.A. in 1997 from SFU, in B.C., Canada. I then went on to get my Master's Degree in 2012 from Mercer.  Being a lifelong learner, I have just completed my Reading Specialist Degree in May of 2020 from Mercer, as well. 
I look forward to working with you throughout the year towards the success of your child.