Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s: Early Childhood/Elementary Education, from Charleston Southern University Master’s: Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, from the University of Phoenix
Mrs. McKithen, Shalecka
Hello, my name is Mrs. Shalecka McKithen. I am a talented educator with an unconditional yearning for educating the children of the future. I have, over the years, gained much insight in educating.
I am both, South Carolina and Georgia, states certified. I obtained a Master’s Level of Education: Bachelor’s in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, from Charleston Southern University, minoring in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, from the University of Phoenix. I am CPR and First –Aid certified. I have currently indulged in the Read to Succeed, state reading intervention initiative.
I have 10 years of teaching experience, ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade.
I have held many position in my career as educator, including: Lead Teacher, National Junior Beta Club Coordinator, Assistant Cheerleading Coach, Team Leader, Reading Interventionist Coach, and of course teacher.
I have taught a variety of subject areas and grade levels including: Pre-K Georgia State Curriculum, 3rd Grade Self-Contained, 4th Grade Self-Contained, 6th Grade Math, Writing, Science, and Social Studies, 7th Grade ELA, and 8th Grade ELA and Social Studies, and a Sunday School teacher in my church.
My educational philosophy is “All students can and will learn, attempting to rise to the expectations set by their educator.” I feel that it is the teacher’s responsibility to educate the student and present education in a meaningful way in order to fully educate the student. I realize that in order to be a teacher, you must first be a learner. Every day there is something new to learn and I am a willing vessel for being further educated. I am a fast learner, a people’s person and feel that my ability to enhance a Home-School connection can prove to be one of my most remarkable attributes. I am a real go-getter and see challenges as a way of embellishing life. I have an entrepreneur’s belief and determination with unwavering dedication. I accept challenges with an open-mind, expecting to learn something new, from every experience encounter in life.
Other Things to Know:
I was an active volunteer in my residential community: helping to organize youth events, cleaning the outside areas of housing complexes and volunteering at nursing homes. I have worked with the local churches of downtown Charleston area, educating low-income, at risk adolescence boys and girls about the health of abstinence. I am CPR and First –Aid certified. I have had the opportunity to exercise my leadership abilities by putting together many lessons and hosting many events targeting parent/teacher communication, parental involvement, parents as educators, and team meetings between grade levels, successfully resulting in recorded and acknowledged dramatic achievement gains. I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta, an organization committed to community service, scholarship, and leadership.
I AM A PROUD EDUCATOR!!!