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About the Teacher

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I will have the honor of being your child’s kindergarten teacher this year! I am so very excited about this... and I just know we will have a fabulous year together! I take the responsibility of being your child’s teacher very seriously, and I want to assure you that I will do my very best to help your child develop to his or her full potential this year. I am a mother myself, so I will treat your son or daughter as I would love for my children’s teachers to treat them! I will shower your child with love and encouragement so that together we will build a classroom that is anchored in respect and positive attitudes. I have a passion for teaching and inspiring children to become confident, eager life-long learners. Together, we will have an incredible year of impactful learning!!


Because we will be building an important relationship this year, I would like to introduce myself to you and give you some insight into who I am. I have a husband named Lee and three children; Ben (who is in seventh grade), Cooper (who is in fourth grade), and my baby girl Drew (who will be in kindergarten next year). We live in Harriman. I was born in Maryland, but I grew up in Athens, Tennessee. I attended Middle Tennessee State University. This is my eighth year teaching at Bowers Elementary, and my sixteenth year of teaching. I have taught various elementary and middle school grades, including seven years of kindergarten and four years of first grade. My family spends most of our free time at a baseball field or a basketball court, and we are huge Boston Red Sox fans! I love to cook and work outdoors in my flowers (when I have time!). I enjoy swimming, running, and walking. I can’t put down a good book (or chocolate!), and I enjoy nature to its fullest. Also, I am fascinated and allured by antiques and weathered furniture (what my husband calls my “junk”!). I am also an avid recycler and I am becoming more and more “green.”


I am looking very forward to learning more about you, and I absolutely can’t wait to get to know your child! It is such an important year in your child’s life, and I will do everything I can to ensure that it will be an absolutely positive experience! I want to work as a strong team this year, and I am here to listen to any concerns you may have. Thank you for your support, and I am looking forward to an awesome year!!!
Susanne McCracken :)
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I attended Middle Tennessee State University and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades K-8) with Summa Cum Laude honors. 


I have had the pleasure of teaching a wide range of grades, including Kindergarten, First Grade, Fourth Grade, Sixth Grade Language Arts, and Seventh Grade Science.


I received the honor of Westwood Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2009-2010. I was also nominated as an Alabama Teacher of the Year Local School Nominee in 2010. I was honored to have been selected as a WBIR Channel 10 Educator of the Week in 2015. Also, it was a true honor to be selected as the Bowers Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018.

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September News

Bowers Elementary's Open House will be Thursday, September 6th from 5-7:00pm. The Book Fair will also be open from 5-7:30pm that evening. I hope to see all of our families there! 
Our class will go to the Book Fair on Friday, September 7th during our Library Specials time. If you would like your child to purchase something, please send the money in a labeled baggie or envelope and put it in the zipper pouch in your child's folder.
Our class will begin buying ice cream on Fridays starting on September 14th! If you want your child to purchase the Mayfield's novelty ice cream, please send $.50 in the zipper pouch in your child's folder. 

welcome to kindergarten!!!

I am super excited about the 2018-2019 school year starting! It is always a fun adventure at the beginning of each year in kindergarten! It is going to be an amazing year... together!! 😁❤️