• Hello Families,


    My name is Latoya Sides. I am looking forward to being your child’s first grade teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. I have worked with children in several different fields over the past 19 years. This will be my second year as a first grade teacher here at Hillcrest. It has been a privilege to work with an amazing group of people who are passionate about education and putting the needs of students first.


    I grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a BA in Psychology and a B-K Teaching Licensure. Later I returned to UNCG to receive my M.Ed. with an emphasis in Leadership and Program Administration. I have two wonderful children. My son will be heading off to his first year of college in the fall and my daughter will be a senior this year.


    I feel that communication and parental involvement will be key aspects to ensure your students excitement about learning and their future success.


    I am so excited about all the learning we are going to do this year! 


    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me during the year with any questions and/ or concerns. Our ClassDojo will be the quickest way to reach me during the school day and will be the platform I use to send important information and reminders throughout the year.