Green Frogs

Welcome to the Green Frogs’ class!We have lots of fun, while learning a lot, too. My name is Ms. Candi Hawkins, and I am looking forward to a very “ribbiting” year!We have a lot planned to do and learn.I hope you and your child are as excited about the upcoming school year in Pre-K as we are!  Ms. Virginia Acevedo is the assistant teacher in our classroom. She is excited to meet all of the students, as well. Hop on over to our pad!
Candi Hawkins

Lead Teacher:

My name is Candi Hawkins. I have taught for 16 years. I have taught five years in first grade, and this year will be my eleventh year in Pre-K. Teaching is a challenging job, but I love every minute of it. I am a Calhoun native, and a 1999 honor graduate of Calhoun High School.
After graduating from Calhoun High, I furthered my education at Dalton State College, where I graduated with honors in May 2002 with my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. During and after my studies at Dalton State College, I worked for the Calhoun City Schools’ KEEP Program and Jacket Jamboree Program. Working in day camp and after school program gave me a lot of “hands on” experiences with students from ages 4 to 13. I attended the University of West Georgia, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in May of 2004. In December 2007, I earned my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. On a more personal note, I married my husband, Jason, in June of 2005.He is an assistant principal at Calhoun Educational Complex. We have one daughter, Bailey, who is a third grader at Calhoun Elementary. I was recently honored by my colleagues as the 2019-2020 Pre-K Teacher of the Year.
 
I hope that throughout the school year I can get to know you all as well as I hope you will know me.Please feel free to contact me any time. I often check my email at work and home (hawkinscandi@calhounschools.org).My number at school is (706) 629-2900. I am committed to providing the best education possible for your child.Along with your help and support, I will work  hard to ensure that your child reaches his or her full potential. I am looking forward to a great
year!!

Assistant Teacher:

Virginia


Ms.Virginia is joining the Green Frogs class this year. She comes from Calhoun Primary, where she worked in a kindergarten classroom. She enjoys working with young preschool age children, so the transition from the Kindergarten classroom to the Pre-K classroom was very easy. Ms. Virginia is bilingual. She speaks fluent Spanish, which is a great asset to many of our classroom students and many of our parents. When not at school, she enjoys spending time with and cooking for her family. She has three children of her own, who are all young adults. Her children are advancing their education, and beginning careers of their own. We are glad to have Miss Virginia is in our classroom this year, which will be her fifth year working with Calhoun City Schools.