Pursuing Excellence for Tomorrow's Challenges
Degrees and Certifications:
Greetings from Mrs. Vann!
“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.” — Maya Angelou
"Words are the voice of the heart." – Confucius
"History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man." ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hello - and welcome to another great year of language and learning!! My name is Sandra Pooser Vann, and not only do I absolutely love my job of teaching - (always have!) - but my 31 years teaching both middle level and elementary language arts (all in District Five) have equipped me in the best way possible to most effectively impact your child and his/her educational journey/adventure!
While working in District 5, I have served as: team leader, secretary of Irmo Middle School’s SIC, sponsor of Irmo Middle’s award winning literary magazine, and teacher and coach for state level speech and broadcasting winners of various competitions sponsored by the State Optimist Club and the SC Broadcasters Association. I have also served on the District Five Language Arts Leadership team, written curriculum for the earliest middle school AGP ELA courses, coached a team of in-house dancers (in my earlier days) and served as team Beta Club sponsor --and -- twice I was asked by my principal to write farewell songs for retiring superintendents for the school staff to perform, and I did! -- Yes! Writing and reading are definitely (and always have been) two of my greatest passions – both in and out of the classroom -- and this year, as a 5th grade CIS ELA teacher, I am truly looking forward to sharing with my students all that I know and love about growing great readers and writers and thinkers!!
”Language is the dress of thought.” ~Samuel Johnson
TIP FOR SUCCESS FROM MS. VANN:
Knowledge and proficiency breed confidence, and confidence empowers!! Believe in yourself - (set your standards high!!) – and the world will be yours – the magic of words, the complexities of language, the simplicities and sophistication of truly great writing!!!!
Coming soon – Classroom book title wish list!!!!
Ms. Sandra Vann, M. Ed
Areas of certification:
*Middle School Language Arts
*(and I have the Gifted and Talented endorsement)