Mrs. J. Southerland



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Mrs. J. Southerland

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Clarke Elementary! As a new year begins I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jennifer Southerland. I have taught Exceptional Children for 25 years. My assistant, Ms. Constance Seward has taught 24 years. In addition to our education and teaching experience, we want  to share our philosophy of teaching children.
We believe children  deserve respect.
We believe children should not be humiliated, hurt or embarrassed.
We believe a child's self-esteem should  be nurtured tenderly.
We believe our job is to teach until a child learns.
We want your child to enjoy the learning process, and we want to help him/her develop his own motivation for learning. We hope to do our best to encourage your child to succeed in his / her attempts to learn.
We believe modeling is the most powerful way to affect a child's learning.
Please model the love of learning at home by reading to and in front of your child.
Please feel free to contact me with any concerns  you may have this year. Our school number is 252.438.8415 and my e-mail address is
I am looking forward to an exciting and challenging year.