Hephzibah, GA (WJBF) - Kerry Mullins has been teaching for 20 years. Her goal today is the same goal that got her into this business.
"I wanted to be a teacher because I wanted to help kids and have kids that grow up to be wonderful citizens," Mullins says.
Her 5th graders have to do well this year, and they have to be prepared for the next level next year in middle school.
"We make sure that they are as ready as they can be. We switch classes so they get a taste for that. We try to make them responsible and accountable before they leave. Usually we get pretty good feedback from the middle schools that our kids are really well prepared."
Mrs. Mullins makes sure her students do their very best because she knows she'll see them again.
"I live here. I shop here. We've lived here for 20 years in this area. I'm from South Augusta. I want them to succeed. They'll probably end up coming back here and being my neighbors. I see them in the grocery store. I sometimes have parent conferences at the cash register."
Kerry Mullins. A dedicated teacher and a committed member of the South Richmond County community. Thank you for putting your students, and your favorite subjects, first.
"Science and Social Studies kind of take the back burner a lot of times but we've made it number one in fifth grade," she says.
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