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Hi! My name is Ms. Jessica Hood. This will be my 21st year of teaching and I am excited to be joining the Lester Family! I am from Florence-I am a product of Florence One Schools and have proudly dedicated over 15 years of my career to Florence One Schools. I have also spent several years working in Darlington teaching 6th grade in the middle school. In my 21 years I have taught several different grade levels, but my favorite grades are 4th, 5th, and 6th! Students at this age are so much fun to work with and they are beginning to learn how to be more independent, but they still need love and guidance.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Francis Marion University, a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from USC (Go Gamecocks!), and I recently received my GT (Gifted and Talented) Endorsement from Converse College. I do consider myself a life-long learner and I hope to encourage my students to find their passion and become a life-long learner about their own interests.
I look forward to this year and working with you and your child to have a successful 4th grade year!