Title I

Mrs. Deweese  
Lead Title I Reading Specialist  
Tonya Deweese 

This is my twelfth year as Emma Elementary's Lead Title I Teacher. As the Title I Reading Specialist at Emma Elementary, I look forward to helping students become life-long readers.

The Title 1 staff visits each classroom for 30 minutes of daily small group reading instruction. The Emma Title I staff consists of myself  as well as six well-trained paraprofessionals:  Tammy Cutshall, Amy Davis, and Lisa Stevens.

I taught first grade at Emma for 12 years. I graduated from Mars Hill College with a BA in Elementary Education and from Montreat College with a MA in Elementary Education.

I love teaching ! The biggest joy I get from teaching is watching the excitement in children when they are successful. My goal is to instill a love of learning in my students that they will carry throughout their entire educational career.