My name is Sandy Moore. I have been teaching elementary grade students for 26 years. During the first nine years of my career, I taught second through fifth grades at Stearns Elementary in McCreary County, Kentucky. For the past seventeen years I have taught first grade at Hopkins Elementary School. I am very excited to be teaching 2nd grade this year, the grade in which I began my teaching career. My educational experience includes a BS in Elementary Education from Eastern Kentucky University, an MA and Rank I in Education with an emphasis in middle grades, English and Social Studies, from Union College.
I have lived in Somerset for 17 years with my two children, Emilee and Nicholas. Emilee is a graduate of Somerset High School and Somerset Community College. She is currently enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University. Nicholas is attending Somerset High School as a freshman this year. He is on the golf and archery teams for SHS. I am very proud of my children, and I feel blessed to be their mom.
My students are also a big part of my family. Relationship building is very important. I spend a lot of time getting to know each student for their unique individuality. In my classroom, we focus on being honest, respectful, kind, helpful, and having a good work ethic.
I am a very driven person and full of energy. I work to the best of my ability to challenge my students through individual and cooperative hands-on learning. My classroom reflects structure and high energy with students being actively engaged and learning at all times.
Although many years have passed since my first day of teaching, my philosophy remains. I believe that a teacher should teach “up” instead of “down.” I have high expectations for ALL students, and I do believe ALL children can learn.