All About Mrs. Ailstock
This is my 13th year teaching and I can't believe it's been that long! This is my fourth year at NCES and I absolutely LOVE it here!
I graduated with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State University in 2007. I received my Masters Degree in Media, Instructional Technology in 2014 from the University of West Georgia. I am currently working on my Early Childhood Education Specialist degree.
My first three years in the classroom were in Ocala, Florida. I moved back to Columbus in 2010 and worked at Forrest Road Elementary for six years.
While at Forrest Road, I was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year. I also placed in the Top Ten Teachers in Muscogee County School District that year.
The kind and generous donors of the Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation (MEEF) gave me to opportunity to attend Project Zero Classroom at Harvard University during the summer of 2019. It was a great experience and I enjoy incorporating some of these ideas and methods in our classroom!
My favorite part of teaching is seeing students succeed in every aspect of their life - academically, socially, and emotionally.
My husband, Terry, and I have been married since 2015. We live in the country with our dog, Zeke. We love going on adventures, traveling, and trying new things!
I love to create things! I have an Etsy store where I sell teacher signs and other fun things I create. I also love graphic design, building, decorating, making wreaths, and other crafts! I like doing projects during school breaks. I've even built a TV stand, a bench, and floating shelves!!
Foods: seafood, pasta, cake
Drinks: water with Mio or Dasani Drops
Restaurants: Don Chuchos, Five Guys, Trevioli
Stores: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Target, Dillards
Colors: pink, teal
Season: fall (I love cooler weather!)
Teachers: my mom and dad
Subjects: Math and Social Studies
Games: CatchPhrase, SkipBo
Movie: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Elf"
Vacation Spot: Hawaii and Las Vegas
TV Show: Shark Tank, This is Us, and pretty much anything on Bravo (my guilty pleasure!)
Children's Book: A Fly Went By by Michael McClintock
Chapter Book: Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
Terry and I have a dog named Zeke that is 3 years old. Zeke is a Pyrenees/Lab mix. He is very sweet and very silly! He has learned many tricks including sit, lay down, shake, roll over and stay (those took a while!). Zeke's favorite toys are a tennis ball and a soccer ball. However, he would rather play keep-away than catch!