Drake, Katie

Katie Drake

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Welcome to 5th grade! I earned my B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from UAB. In addition, I earned my National Board Certification in the area of Literacy.  This is my 9th year in the classroom.  I have taught in Title I and non-Title I schools, with experience in third, fourth, and fifth grades.  I have to admit that fifth grade is by far my favorite!  This is an exciting time in a child's life.  They are preparing for their last year of elementary school and learning to become more independent.  With that said, it is easier to implement independent, project-based learning experiences.  

In my classroom, I strive to promote leadership, critical thinking, and independence.  These core characteristics will enable students to succeed in middle, high, and post-secondary school.  

In my spare time, I am a mom, wife, sister, and friend.  I enjoy music, arts, and crafts.