Phone: 7066290141


Degrees and Certifications:

University of TN, Chattanooga, TN Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education 2005 Piedmont College, Demorest, GA Masters of Education in Reading 2012

Mrs. West

I would like to welcome you and your child to Swain Elementary School and to Pre-K! I am very excited about working with your Pre-K child, and look forward to getting to know all of you this year. My goal this year is to foster a love of reading, writing, and math for your child. Your child will grow so much educationally and socially this year.

I am professionally qualified to teach K-5. I am a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have also obtained a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College. This will be my 13th year teaching, all which have been at Swain. I taught eight years in 1st grade, three years in Kindergarten and this will be my second year teaching Pre-K. I feel that my experience will enable me to prepare your child for Kindergarten, and I hope that your child will enter Kindergarten feeling successful and ready to move on.

I'm very fortunate to have an experienced and capable paraprofessional working with me this year. Gayla Dunson has several years of experience in Pre-K. She will be an asset to our classroom and a vital part of the students' day at school.

We will be sending monthly newsletters. Please follow them closely as they will help keep you informed about what we're doing in school. I look forward to you being involved in your child's Pre-K experience!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at or (706) 629-0141. I will contact you back at the end of the day.

I look forward to a great year! Thanks for sharing your child with me!

Belinda West