Phone: 281 245 3670 ext 6932
Degrees and Certifications:
Elem 1-6 Elem ESL Bachelors-Microbiology Reading Recovery Certification
Hi, I'm Ms. Rayford, a current 1st grade teacher. I'm excited to be working with such an awesome group of professionals here at Pomona Elementary. It has been my pleasure to serve children as an educator for the last 20 years. Previously, I taught fifth and sixth grade. After spending a good chunk of my career in first grade, I can definitely say that I enjoy working with younger-aged children. I love first grade and am looking forward to all the exploring, learning and fun that we are going to have. At this age, children are excited about learning and I want to encapsulate this excitement to ensure that their zeal for learning continues. I employ new ways to achieve high student engagement with fun hands-on activities to ensure success for each child. This makes for a lively community-oriented classroom where children can thrive.
I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Yes, I am a proud Fighting Tiger from LSU where I received my undergraduate degree. I attended Texas Women's University to obtain my certification as a Reading Recovery teacher. I love reading and can't wait to help my students become better readers and expose them to new reading adventures. I am excited about spending this next year learning and growing with my students.
Hobbies: reading, writing poetry, cooking, drawing
Qualities: motivated, creative, patient