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1st Grade 

Teacher: Lauren Young
Teacher Assistant: Debbie Leonard
My name is Lauren Young, and I am so excited to be teaching first grade at Annunciation!  I graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2016 with my Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education, and I graduated with my masters degree in Educational Leadership from in December 2020. This is my sixth year of teaching, and it is also my sixth year teaching at Annunciation.  I taught second grade for four years, and this will be my second year teaching first grade.  I couldn't have imagined a better first few years of teaching. It truly is a family here at ACS! I am so thankful that God led me to such a special place right after graduating from college. 
My goal for our classroom will be to provide an optimal learning environment for your child that will be both challenging and nurturing.  My philosophy for education is simple:  I want children to WANT to learn.  I do this by providing engaging and fun activities for students in the learning environment.  
Mrs. Leonard will be our first grade assistant this year. She has been at Annunciation for 23  years! She taught second grade here for 17 years, and this will be her seventh year as the first grade assistant teacher. We are both excited for a fun year ahead!