Kenny Myrick

Special Education Teacher

Kenny Myrick
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About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

Welcome to our class website! I’m thrilled to begin my 16th 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 am married to Allyson Myrick (who is also a Teacher at DCES) and together we have 3 children...Evan (12 yrs old), Ella (10 yrs old), and Claire (8 yrs old)! We have an 11 year old Shih Tzu named Rylie.
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 students to be successful academically, 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!!!!
Foods: Steak & Seafood
Drinks: Dr. Pepper
Colors: Yellow & Red
Eating places: Folk's Folly 
Stores: Academy Sports and Outdoors & Bass Pro Shops
Hobbies:Tennis & Mountain Biking & Coaching my daughters softball team
Season: Summer (Beach Bum)
Motto: "Don't give up.............don't ever give up!" 
Movie: The Princess and the Frog
Periodicals:  Finance



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