Gilliard named Grove Elementary’s Teacher of the Year
A first-grade teacher, Gilliard is a December 2004 graduate of Southern Wesleyan University, earning her bachelor of science degree in elementary education and early childhood.
Gilliard also completed her master’s in elementary reading and literacy via Walden University. She is certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
Prior to teaching at Grove, she taught second-grade at Taylors Elementary.
“I enjoy teaching first graders because they are so eager to learn and eager to please. Through education, I believe you can make a difference in a child's life. All children can learn.”
“SWU really prepared me for what to expect. It was realistic, nothing sugar-coated about it. You learn procedures on how to handle lots of situations. The instructors are very knowledgeable and have spent time in the classroom themselves,” Gilliard said.