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Joy Stinson-Tucker

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Joy Stinson-Tucker

Hi! I am the Educational Assistant at Bess T Shepherd where I am known to all the kids as Ms. Joy.  This is my fourth year at the school where I wear multiple  hats.
In the morning, I work in each of the 5 Kindergarten classes where I assist the teacher in implementing her lesson plans.  I work with the students teaching them A,B,C's, and 1,2,3's, reading and writing concepts, and math skills. In the afternoon, I work in the RISE reading intervention program.  I am the Word Study instructor for Rise and the Writing Instructor for Rise Up. This is my favorite part of the day since I have a deep love of writing.
I have an undergraduate degree from THE University of Florida, "Go Gators", in Conservation and Land Use Planning.  I graduated and worked in a Research Lab for 15 years as a Biologist.  Lab work did not include the people component I was seeking.  So I went back to school at UF and got my Master's Degree in Extension Education.
I was the Horticulture/4H agent in Gainesville, Florida where I conducted educational programming for the community.  I married and left my career to become an at home mom of twins.  My twins went to college, and I returned to the working world.  For the past 18 years, I have been working with Children's Ministry at my church.  My world is full of children and I love it!!

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