About Ms. Welch
I have taught in Fulton County Schools since August 2000. Prior to Fulton, I taught for Cobb County Schools for 10 years; first as a teacher’s aide and then as a classroom teacher. I have worked with and taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades, hearing impaired and even helped in P.E.! I also am an experienced staff development instructor helping teachers learn how to implement technology. I have a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education (PK-5) and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration (K-12). I love children and have always wanted to teach!
My Family: I have a son named Nick. He is 22 years and is studying Game Development at Gwinnett Tech. My mom is a retired school principal and my father is a retired hospital chaplain.
My Pets: I have 3 Chihuahuas. Muffin Chi Chi Dolores is a tricolor (black, white, and tan) female. The other female is a white and brown Chi named Pixie Bella Rosa. We also rescued a Chihuahua named Paco. He is a black and brindle male teacup Chihuahua. He weighs 3 pounds and is the best snuggler!
Hot Tea (English Breakfast or Plantation Mint)
Light Minute Maid Lemonade
Starbuck's Café Vanilla Frappuccino (with a pump of xtra coffee & no whip)
Favorite TV Shows:
American Idol, The Voice, NCIS, CSI Miami, Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods
I love to watch movies of all kinds.
Reading, sewing Bags and Purses, gardening (I love Tulips), redecorating, painting (walls or pictures), crafting, Pinterest, collecting bags, purses and other fun containers, and planning/planners.
-Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Kennesaw State University 1996
-Masters in Educational Leadership, Kennesaw State University 2006
-Teacher Support Specialist (Teacher Mentor)
-Teacher Induction Advisor
-Personalized Learning Facilitator
-Webmaster-HTML trained (build school and class web sites)
-Brain Based Education
-Nominated Teacher of the Year 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2011-12, 2012-13
-2006 Mountain Park Elementary Teacher of the Year
-2013 Mountain Park Elementary Teacher of the Year
-Nominated for Who's Who Among American Teachers, 2005, 2006
-Completed Administrative Internship for future school leaders 2013
-Staff development instructor for Fulton County Schools
-Member Mountain Park Elementary Design Thinking Team 2014-15
-School Governance Council Teacher Member
-Featured in Tech and Learning Magazine 2014
-Fulton County Vanguard Team Member 2015-2017