Meet Mrs. Gannon

A Few Words About Me
Teaching is my passion.  I have wanted to teach since I was 5 years old.  Teaching is my second career; before I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education from MTSU, I worked in the marketing field (I have degrees in both marketing and business).  This is my 9th year as a kindergarten teacher.  I am a Bradley kid!  I attended Bradley from Kindergarten-6th grade!  My desire is to inspire my students as much as my teachers inspired me when I was a student here so many years ago.  It truly is an amazing school and we are going to have an awesome year!

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My Teaching Philosophy
“Fair does not mean everyone gets the same; fair means everyone gets what they need.”  This quote states my philosophy perfectly!  No two children are alike; each child has their own unique learning style and are at different levels academically.  My role as a teacher is to find the most developmentally appropriate way to teach each child at their individual level in the way that they learn best.  I am a strong believer in small group teaching because it allows you to give children what they need in a way that they can understand it.  I believe that every child should be treated respectfully; I try very hard to create a community where the children work together as a team and are truly a second family to each other.
Kibbles & Bits
Full Name:  Catrynia Elizabeth Gannon
Husband:   Jeremy
My Pets:     Clara Belle & Jake (Labrador Retrievers), Pax & Baya (Maine Coon cats), Li'l Red & Mocha (horses)
Hobbies:    Gardening, going to Nashville Predators games, camping, going to the lake, photography


       Lime Green & Chocolate Brown
Restaurant:Gribble's Landing in Sparta, TN
Authors:    Patricia Polacco, Cynthia Rylant, Mem Fox, Mo Willems
Books:       One by Kathryn Otoshi, Scribbleville by Peter Holwitz
Quotes:     "I can accept failure.  Everyone fails at something.  But I can't accept not trying."  - Michael Jordan & "Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." -Theodore Roosevelt