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. Farrah Barton is the assistant teacher in our classroom. She is excited to meet all of the students, as well. Hop on over to our pad!
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 also a teacher here at Calhoun PreK. We have one daughter, Bailey, who is a sixth grader at Calhoun Middle School. I was honored by my colleagues as the 2019-2020 Pre-K Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Farrah Barton
I am from Cartersville GA and moved here 20 years ago with my husband. I am married to Slade Barton and we have a 17 year old daughter, Bayly. She is a 2021 graduate of CHS and is planning to attend the University of North Georgia this fall. She will be working on earning her degree in elementary education. I have been employed with the Calhoun City School system for 5 years. This will be my first year with Ms. Candi as a Green Frog and I am SO EXCITED!! Before coming over to CCS pre-k, I worked at the North West Georgia Christian Academy for 10 years and made many friends and formed countless bonds with members of the community. I am looking forward to meeting all the new Green Frogs, working with Ms. Candi, making this year the best experience for the children and making life long memories.