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Congrats Mrs. Shirley GSES 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Mrs. Shirley!

Getting to Know Mrs. Tammy Shirley - First Grade Teacher and Teacher of the Year 2018-19 at Gulf Shores Elementary School

My college career began as a collegiate soccer athlete at the University of Alabama for 2 years. I transferred to Auburn University and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. My first teaching experience began at a Montessori School in Homewood, Alabama.

My husband decided to sell Real Estate so we moved to Gulf Shores where I was extremely fortunate to begin teaching Kindergarten in Baldwin County at Elberta Elementary School. I taught kindergarten at Elberta Elementary for 7 years. It was an amazing experience with a superb teaching staff.
I am currently teaching my 8th year of First Grade at Gulf Shores Elementary School with such an outstanding team of teachers and staff.
Our classroom mission statement is “I can, I will, I believe that I can Lead, Love, and Speak Life.” This is my hope for all my students and to help each student to strive to reach their full potential and make an impact. And actually, the students help me to strive to reach my full potential and impact me.
My favorite quote about being a teacher is, “A good teacher can inspire, hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” My personal goal is to try and emulate this quote every day.