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         Mrs. Whitaker
         Room D14                                        
         email: paula_whitaker@abss.k12.nc.us



    I am truly excited to begin my 24th year teaching at Highland Elementary. Most of my years have been spent teaching 5th grade. I have taught 4th grade and 3rd grade as well. I love seeing fifth graders grow academically and socially.  
     I have 2 daughters, Mackenzie and Jordyn.  Mackenzie, our oldest, graduated from college in May in Georgia and has started her new job there as well. Jordyn will be taking her final practical test for cosmetology very soon. We also have a third furry daughter, Harley, our bulldog.  I have been married for 24 years. I love college football and basketball. Of course my favorite team is UNC. I graduated from Appalachian State, so of course I love going to their games. I attended my first Major League Baseball game last summer.(The Atlanta Braves)They are doing great this year! I look forward to an awesome year. Together we can make this the best year ever for your child. I may be reached by email, paula_whitaker@abss.k12.nc.us, or by sending a message through DOJO. I am extremely busy during the day teaching. If you send a DOJO message, I may not respond immediately. I do ask that if there is a change in transportation, please call the office to send this message or send a note in the morning. Sometimes I forget my phone at home and do not see the messages, or I may not have my phone on me at the time of the message.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 
    Go Hawks!
    *The supply list for 5th grade may be found on the Highland Web page

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