Hello! Welcome to First Grade at Petersburg Primary School! My name is Nancy R. Powell. This is my fourth year teaching First Grade, and I absolutely love it. I graduated from Coker College with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I also have a minor in Spanish. I have a Masters in Educational Administration from Columbia International University. I hope to finish my ESL certification classes within the next two years. I am proud to represent PPS as Teacher of the Year (2020-2021).
I am Mexican-American, meaning that I speak both English and Spanish. I love to eat, read, sing, travel, go to the movies, go bowling, and learn new things. I love sea creatures, especially sea turtles. I also love flowers. My favorite desserts are a tres leches cake and a hot fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream. I also love sour worms and Twix. I absolutely love to go shopping. I love shopping at Kohl’s, Belk, and JC Penny. When it comes to shopping for the classroom, I like shopping at Target. I also like to classroom shop on Amazon and Teachers Pay Teachers.
In the classroom I hope to create a safe and fun learning environment for your child, as well as respect and appreciation for a new language – Spanish – and those who speak it. To do this, and to meet the needs of everyone involved, I will be speaking both languages in the classroom. Due to this, your child may be coming home saying a few Spanish words/phrases and vice versa!