Tosha Swearingen Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Math , Reading, Science, Social Studies

Education
  • Master of Science in Education Theory and Practice from Arkansas State University 
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Athens State University 


Experience

 

  • This year I am serving as Reading Specialist for K-3. I am really excited to work with students and teachers in this new capacity. I have always had a love for reading! 
  • I served as Instructional Partner at Mill Creek from 2015-2017.
  • I taught Kindergarten at Mill Creek for 4 years. My class earned Model Classroom and Master Classroom through Renaissance Place! While at Mill Creek, I have had the opportunity to serve on Literacy Team for our school and for the district. I served on the Standards Based Report Card committee for the district. I have attended many professional development workshops with the ELA District team on implementing the CCRS into our curriculum. I am certified in AMSTI Math and Science for Kindergarten and 1st grades.
  • I previously taught 1st grade at Columbia Elementary. My class earned both Model Classroom and Master Classroom through Renaissance Place!
  • I previously taught 5th Grade Math at North Lafayette Elementary School in Lafayette, Georgia.



Bio

 

With a new school year comes new changes! I am excited about my new role as Reading Specialist for K-3 at Mill Creek. I can't wait to partner with teachers and students. I have always had a love for reading! I served as Instructional Partner at Mill Creek from 2015-2017. I really enjoyed fostering relationships and working with the talented teachers in our building. I had the pleasure of teaching Kindergarten at Mill Creek for 4 years. There is never a dull moment in Kindergarten! My favorite part of teaching Kindergarten was being able to witness the growth my students made each year. There are no words to describe the feeling you get when you listen to a student read for the first time. I also have experience teaching 1st grade and 5th grade.

I received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 2009. I am certified to teach grades K-6. I graduated from Arkansas State University in May 2011 with a MSE in Educational Theory and Practice. 

I married my husband, Cyrus Swearingen in 2008. We both share the love of education. He teaches history at James Clemens High School where he is also the Offensive Coordinator for the football team. We are blessed with two precious boys! Riley is 5 years old and will be starting Kindergarten this year. Parker just turned one in July. 

When I am not teaching, my favorite hobby is scrapbooking. I love to swim and have a pool in my backyard :) I enjoy reading, traveling, church, the beach, DISNEY, and spending time with my family. I love college football! War Eagle!