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Mrs. Puryear-Thomas

My name is Theresa Puryear-Thomas, but the students affectionately know me as Mrs. P. It has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of your children's educational journey this year! Our classroom environment will be respectful, safe, and responsible. This year we will have a lot of adventures in our learning!

I am excited to share with you that I have recently transitioned into the role of substitute teacher and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience thus far. I am now taking the next step in this journey by applying for the position of their official teacher. I am committed to providing a nurturing and engaging learning environment for your children, and I am dedicated to their academic and personal development.

Allow me to share a few details about my background and qualifications:

- M.A. in Elementary Education, University of Phoenix, 2020
- 17 years of experience in the field of education
- 9th year at Carpenter Elementary
- Experience working with students ranging from Young 5's to 6th grade
- Proud wife and mother of two daughters
- Personal interests include reading, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends

I believe that open communication between parents and teachers is crucial for the success of our students. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have. I am here to support both you and your children throughout this academic journey.