Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Elementary Education Masters in Elementary Education National Board Certification
Mrs. Kelli Dickins
Hello! I am so happy to say that I am your child's teacher for this school year! Here's a little bit about me:
I am originally from Greenville, SC and earned my B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Winthrop College in 1991. I then moved to Mississippi and married my husband (now of 27 years!), Stacy--and we have two "grown" children: Will (24) and Caroline (20). Before teaching in the public school, I owned a child care in Oxford, MS for 8 1/2 years. Once my children were school-aged, I began my teaching career at Batesville Intermediate School where I taught 3rd grade for 6 years. When I learned about the opening of a new PreK program, I jumped at the chance to teach 4 and 5 year olds! Since it's beginning 14 years ago, I have had the best job in the world--teaching PreK!!! Since then, I have earned and have recently renewed my National Board Certification and now serve as a mentor to teachers going through the certification process. I also earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Delta State University. All of this while teaching PreK!
I am honored to be able to serve your family this year. I expect us to work together--teacher and family--to ensure that your little one gets the best foundation and is ready for Kindergarten the following year. Thank you so much for entrusting me with your child. We are going to have the best year of learning and fun!