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I graduated from Colliverivlle High School in 1995. 

Go Tigers Go! I graduated from the University of Memphis with a B.A. in English in 1998 and a Master's of Arts in Teaching Degree in 2002. 



Experience

I began my teaching career with Mrs. Love at Chickasaw Elementary.  I taught third grade there for five years.  Next I worked as a TST Intervention Coach, and then I taught fifth grade for five years at Overpark. I have also been a private tutor for about 15 years.  I'm excitedly beginning my library journey in the fall of 2017.



Bio

Dear New Friends and Students,

  Welcome to our library at Overpark Elementary School.  I am so excited to beign a new year, and so honored to have you as part of my life.  I have one son named Steven who is a student at Centerhill Middle.  I have lived in Olive Branch for about fifteen years.  I taught third grade for five years. I also taught fifth grade for five years. I have also tutored privately for many years and have worked as an intervention coach for four years. Fall of 2017 will be the start of my journey as a librarian, and I cannot wait!

  I enjoy hometown sports like Centerhill football on Friday nights, Memphis Tiger basketball, and Memphis Redbirds baseball.  I also love traveling, reading, and watching movies.  My favorite hobby is to read a book, and then watch the movie that goes with it to compare and contrast the two.

  I want to equip my students to Believe anything is possible, Achieve the goals they set for themselves, and be Leaders among their friends and communities.

  You will find that I have an open-communication policy. I appreciate comments, suggestions, and feedback at all times.  I know that by working together parents and teachers can truly give children the best experience possible.  I expect this to be a safe, productive, and really fun year.

  Sincerely,

Racheal Derrick