All About Mrs. Ailstock
This is my 14th year teaching and I can't believe it's been that long! This is my fifth 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. I just finished my Early Childhood Education Specialist degree this summer.
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 in 2014.
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 these ideas and methods in my 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!
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, stay, and load up (get in the car). He is very smart and knows commands like potty, bedtime, and go home. We are still working on "clean up"! Zeke's favorite toys are a tennis ball and a soccer ball. However, he would rather play keep-away than catch!
Foods: seafood, pasta, cake, candied pecans, french macrons, steak
Drinks: water and diet soda
Restaurants: Don Chuchos, Five Guys, Trevioli, Chili Thai, Wing Stop
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" & "Elf"
Vacation Spot: Hawaii and Las Vegas
TV Show: Shark Tank, The Goldbergs, 20/20, Pioneer Woman, 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
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!!