1ST GRADE TEACHER
Welcome to our website! I am Jill Whitaker. I am excited to start back to school and get to know my students! I hope you feel the same way.
I became a teacher because I love working with young people, like you, and I wanted a job where I could play on the swings every now and then. I live here in Clinton with my two children, Sam and Sophie. Sam is almost 17 years old and a junior in high school. Sophie just turned 15 years old and is a sophomore in high school. We also have a dog named Luna.
This is my thirty-first year of teaching (I started teaching at 10, LOL). I taught Kindergarten two years at North Clinton. I taught First Grade at South Clinton for nineteen years. I then worked at Clinton, South Clinton, and North Clinton for four years in reading and math intervention. This is my sixth year back in first grade and I am having a blast.
I went to Carson-Newman College to become a teacher. Then, I went to Tennessee Tech to get my masters degree. I later attended several courses to become a reading interventionist.