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Kenny Myrick Staff Photo
Bio

University of Arkansas

 

Welcome to our class website! I’m thrilled to begin my 10th year of teaching at Desoto Central Elementary!!

My teaching career began in 2005 at Hope Sullivan Elementary where I taught special education for 9 years. In 2014, I moved to Desoto Central Elementary and continue teaching special needs students.  I live in Southaven with my son and daughter. Evan is in the 1st grade this year. My youngest daughter, Ella, is in Pre-K.
 
If not spending time with my family, I’m usually working with special needs students! Teaching has always been my passion, and every year is just as exciting as the last. The following list highlights my teaching philosophy:
*Building strong and trusting relationships with my students is always top priority.
*Every child deserves to and is capable of learning something new. I do my {best} to differentiate instruction whenever possible.
*I see myself as a facilitator in the classroom, giving much responsibility to the students in respect to behavior choices, learning to interact with one another and to work through problems/issues, and learning activities. I want my students to be capable for carrying out daily routines and caring for their classroom.
*Students must know that what we do in the classroom is relevant to real life. Growing as readers, writers, and mathematicians needs to happen in an authentic learning environment with authentic learning activities. I’m not just preparing my third graders to be successful fourth graders, but to be successful in life.
*In order to be successful, my students must learn to think. That may sound simple and/or obvious, but children have to be taught how to engage with reading, writing, math, and each other.
*Last – but by no means last – learning just simply has to be {FUN}!!!!!!!!
I look forward to getting to know my students and their families over the course of this school year.
 
~Kenny Myrick
Some of my favorite things...
Family: I love my family!!!! My son and daughter are my pride and joy!!!!
Foods: Steak & Seafood
Drinks: Chocolate Milk
Colors: Yellow & Red
Eating places: Flight Restaurant & Folk's Folly
Stores: Dick's Sporting Goods & Bass Pro Shops
Hobbies:.Tennis & Mountain Biking
Season: Summer (Beach Bum)
Motto: "Don't give up.............don't ever give up!"
Animals: Dachshund 
Movie: Gladiator
Periodicals:  Finance