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Mrs. Overby

Hi!  I am excited to be starting my third year here at Dudley Shoals Elementary School.  I graduated from CCC&TI with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 2018.  I then transferred to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk and completed my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education in May of 2020.  My first year teaching was in 2020 and what an experience that was!

I love teaching.  I believe that if a student feels safe and loved, they can learn.  I also believe that we don't always learn at the same pace and that there isn't a "one size fits all" approach to education.  Growing up, I was a student who needed some extra practice and someone who wouldn't give up on me, which is why I take this job so personally.  I run my class on giggles, grace, gratitude, grit, and gumption.  We're a 5G class, all the way.  

When I am not busy teaching young minds, I love to bake, cook, camp, hike, kayak, and ride a motorcycle.  I'm convinced that while every day might not be a "good" day, there IS good in every day.  My husband Johnny and I have been married for 25 years (in October).  I have two stepsons, John (wife Rhiannon), and Steven (wife Lauren), and four grandchildren, Nathaniel, Dylan, Allison, and Carolina.  I love being "Mema" to them.  I have two dogs, Beaufort (Bo-fort) and Roxanne.  

I live intentionally and I teach joyfully.  Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to continue to instill in your child a love of learning.  And, thanks for letting me love them.  I can't believe I get to do this job!!!