Congratulations to Ms. Missy Barham, PUE's Teacher of the Year. Ms. Barham was selected by her colleagues for this award.
Ms. Barham is a graduate of USM with a degree in Elementary Education. She started teaching at PUE in 2012 and taught 4th grade for 2 years and then moved to 3rd grade, where she has been for the past 3 years. For the past two years, she has served as grade chair on the PUE Leadership Team.
Some of Ms. Barham's thoughts on teaching are summed up in the following statement.
" I believe teaching is a calling. Each teacher has his or her own preference, gifts, and talents. I prefer teaching the sweet ages of 7-10. My passion is for all students to feel successful and that they enjoy coming to school! I want to be able to learn something new every day just as I want my students to. I think greeting each one of them at the door sets the tone for the day! They seem to like it as well. Knowing that I can make a difference in these young children's lives makes me love teaching even more!"
Congratulations Missy Barham!