Meet Miss Lindsay

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My name is Lindsay Langley and I am the Assistant TGS Chef here at TGS! I am from Rhode Island and moved to Tennessee in 2013. I grew up with my mother, grandmother and an older sister. From a young age I have taken care of children. I used to nanny but wanted to try something different and that is when I found The Gardner School. In 2011 I graduated from Bancroft School of Massage Therapy with a degree in Anatomy and Physiology. Before graduating, I became a Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) through the LiddleKidz Foundation. I want the children I teach to be able to learn through toys, books and others around them. I want to help them build their fine motor skills, vocabulary, and teach them to play well with others. I want to be able to expand their minds by reading to them, showing them how to use different toys and teaching them to share with their friends! My goal is for every child to be happy, healthy and feel secure in a safe environment. I want my parents to be able to come to me with any questions concerning their child and to have an open communication between us. My spare time consists of taking pictures, hanging out with my family, playing with my dogs, taking walks, watching T.V. and having picnics. I am excited to start my journey with TGS!

Meet Miss Loftin

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I am the Lead Teacher in Acceleration B. I have lived in Nashville for almost two years, but am originally from Memphis. I am an only child with two incredible parents, Tommy and Anne. Being an only child can get pretty boring, but I am extremely close with my extended family. In my spare time I am a die-hard trivia player and avid watcher of all things TV. I graduated from the University of Memphis in 2009 with a B.S. in Elementary and Middle School Education. I was a nanny for a family in Memphis for nine years. Watching their children grow from kindergarteners to high school students is what prompted me to pursue a career in education. I also had many amazing teachers throughout my school years who helped me to unlock a love of learning. I want to be one of those teachers. I am very grateful for this opportunity to teach at The Gardner School! The students, staff and parents are the best.

Meet Miss Madelyn

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I am the Lead Teacher in the Enchantment B classroom. I am from Indianapolis, IN and moved to Tennessee a week ago with my twin sister! I have been in childcare for four years now working with children ages infants through elementary school. I attended Indiana Wesleyan University where I obtained a degree in Elementary Education. I enjoy working with children and watching them learn. It is important to create an open and nurturing environment appealing to all learning styles and multiple intelligences. My goal for my class is to implement differentiated instruction and promote self-exploration to meet all the needs of children. My goals for my children is for each child to know they are important and to create an environment where each one can succeed in their own individual ways. I want to create an open relationship with parents and encourage parent involvement; making myself available to parents to discuss their children’s progress and goals. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading and watching TV. I would describe myself as compassionate, easy-going, honest, helpful and kind. I am so excited to be a part of the TGS team!

Meet Miss Niccole

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I am the Assistant Teacher is Discovery B. I lived in Lawrenceburg, Nashville, then Springhill. Now I currently live in Columbia, Tennessee. I love my family and working with children. I attended University of Tennessee at Chattanooga majoring in Nursing for a year then transferred to Columbia State. I’m here because I love working with children and how they can soak up knowledge. As a teacher my goal is to encourage each child to explore and discover the world around them and everything it has to offer. I want my children to thirst for knowledge and always want to know more. I want my parents to have peace of mind when they drop off their child in my care. I look forward to getting to know each and every person I meet at The Gardner School. When I am not working some of my favorite things are music, family, being outdoors and spending time with my boyfriend. If I had to describe myself in five words or less I would say I want to know more.

Meet Miss Rica

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I am the Lead Teacher in the Enchantment A Classroom! I am originally from California and have been living in Tennessee for eleven months now. My brother, fiancée and my two puppies live out here with me while my parents and sister live in California. I have spent 12 years in childcare including camps, enrichment programs, teaching and care giving. I transferred from Arizona State to Sacramento State where I am finishing up my Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural and International Communication. Two of my proudest honors are being recognized for starting a volunteer program and a cheer program for St. Francis School in Concord, California. I am here because I love working with children! I value making a positive impact on young children not only educationally, but in every aspect of their little lives. I find this career very rewarding. My goal for my class is to continually see positive change in each child and individually connect with every single one of them. I want to help every child find out more about who they are as a unique individual and be confident in who they are. My goal is to have completely open communication with my parents. I want to be able to address any issues or concerns in an efficient manner. My favorite things are my family and my dogs! In my spare time you can find me outside hiking, camping, running or exploring. I would describe myself as charismatic and always enjoying life! I’m so excited to be starting my journey at TGS!

Meet Miss Tip

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My name is Tip and I am the lead teacher in the Acceleration A Classroom . I am a Laos-American and lived in Tennessee since I was eight months old. I come from a big family with four siblings and one niece! I attended Union University where I earned my degree in Elementary Education. I have worked in childcare for four years now. I believe my purpose here is to serve and glorify God. I find that serving through caring for children is where I am suppose to be. I believe giving great care and teaching children about what is important in life will help them grow up to better their community. I believe loving on children helps them to grow to love others. We never know what kind of day someone is having, but a smile or a hug can make all the difference. I want to see each child grow. Not only physically, but mentally and in maturity. If they only know five words when I start, I want them to know twenty when they leave me. I like having good and open communication with the parents. I want to make them feel safe and build a trusting relationship with each one. I love music and singing. I enjoy playing the guitar and soccer with my family team. I would describe myself as witty, compassionate, smiles and loving! I am looking forward to my education journey here at TGS!

Meet Miss Valisa

 

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Hi, My name is Valisa and I am a Teacher Floater here at The Gardner School. I was born and raised in Nashville, TN but have spent most of my life in Antioch, TN. I attended Antioch High School until 2013, then attended Paul Mitchell to study Cosmetology. I am the youngest of five and couldn’t imagine a day without my siblings. I want to be a positive impact in these children lives and learning experiences here at TGS. I want every child to feel loved, confident, and safe in this classroom. I love spending time with my family and close friends. I also enjoy going to see live music, traveling and close friends. I also enjoy going to see live music, traveling, to new places, sports, and I also kickbox to stay in shape and kill stress! I am excited to start my journey here at the TGS!