My name is Leonna Schmidt, and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Prattville Elementary School. I grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, but I have lived in Prattville for the past 23 years. My two children, Daniel and Joanna, have grown up in this wonderful community. They were my first "students" and are largely responsible for my career choice.
Before receiving an Alternative Master of Childhood Education degree from AUM in 2013, I was a classroom volunteer, substitute teacher, and paraprofessional in Autauga County. The experiences that I gained in these various roles have provided me with a solid foundation for my teaching career.
This will be my eighth year at Prattville Elementary. As a 3rd grade reading and language arts teacher, I enjoy learning and growing with my students. It is amazing to witness their academic and social development. There is also a huge increase in their level of independence during 3rd grade. Students become much more responsible and self-sufficient.
I look forward to getting to know my new students and to creating a special community of learners. This is going to be a fabulous year. Go Bobcats!