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Kindergarten Frequently Asked Questions


Is it a good idea to have an extra set of clothing for my child at school?
Yes, even potty trained children occasionally have accidents in new environments or under exciting activities, so having an extra set of clothing is always helpful.

Kindergarten Team Members


Dana Floyd   Email   Website

Hello! Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Dana Floyd! I was born in New Jersey, however being a military child, I have been fortunate to live and travel to several states (: I graduated from Austin Peay with my bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I have one beautiful daughter! I love being a Coyote here at West Creek! I also love being a Kindergarten teacher!! I am extremely excited to be your child's Kindergarten teacher this 2017-2018 school year! (: I know this will be an amazing year filled with learning, growing, and fun! I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!
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Tricia Garbuzinski   Email   Website

Anita Hicks   Email   Website

Hello! I am thrilled to be working with you and your child this year, as a part of the incredible Kindergarten team. I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee, and currently live there with my dog, Gilda and my mischievous cat, Harry. I graduated from Austin Peay State University and hold certifications in both elementary and middle school education. I love teaching because I care deeply about each of my students, and I want to help them to develop a lifelong love of learning. If you ever have any comments, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to a fun and productive year!
Holly Hull   Email   Website

I am serving as a Math Interventionist at West Creek Elementary. I graduated from Missouri State University 2006 with a degree in Psychology as well as teaching certification in Elementary Education. I spent most of my life in Missouri and later moved to Montana before coming to Tennessee. I have 3 amazing children- a son in middle school, a son in elementary, and a daughter in preschool. I am passionate about developing conceptual understanding in mathematics and am committed to improving students' love for learning!
Ashley Messer   Email   Website

Kelli Prichard   Email   Website

Hello! I am new to West Creek this year and I am thrilled to be here teaching prekindergarten. I am from Southwest Missouri, where I taught Pre-K for three years in a rural school district. I received my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education in 2010. I have learned so much in the past few years about how young children at this age learn best and I am eager to bring that into the classroom here at West Creek! Kindergarten preparedness is my ultimate goal for all the students and I know it will be a great journey this year guiding them to that point. Please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail or by classroom telephone if you have any concerns or questions. It's going to be a fantastic school year!
Angela Sanford   Email   Website

I am very excited to be at West Creek Elementary and a part of the Coyote family. This will be my 22nd year of teaching in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Austin Peay in Elementary Education and my Master's Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Educational Leadership. I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year.
Shanacia Thomasson   Email   Website

Hello Friends, I am so excited about this upcoming school year with your child. This will be a great year of learning and adventure for all of the coyote family. Now, I would like to share with you some things about me. I graduated from Austin Peay State University with a degree in elementary education and currently pursuing a master's in Educational Leadership. I am married with three loving children that attend schools here in this district. The goal and desire that I have is to teach on a level of excellence with all of my students. I have a sincere passion for teaching children.
Jennifer Weston   Email   Website

Hi! My name is Jennifer Weston and I love teaching kindergarten! I'd like to tell you a little about myself. I was born in Kansas City, MO but, being an Army brat, I wasn't there long. After several moves to places around the world, I came to Clarksville in 1994. Before I became a teacher, I worked as a licensed practical nurse for 5 years. I have experience in women's health as well as private duty care for individuals with disabilities. While I loved my job as a nurse, I had a strong urge to teach. I graduated from Austin Peay State University with my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. My previous teaching experience includes teaching first grade at Woodlawn Elementary School. I have been teaching kindergarten at West Creek since it opened in 2008. I have 3 amazing kiddos- 2 wild & crazy boys and a sweet precious daughter. I love being a coyote! We are ahead of the pack!
Sara Zellia   Email   Website

I am so excited for this year in Kindergarten at West Creek Elementary! I have been a Coyote since 2012. I believe in creating a positive and safe environment for children to learn and grow. Kindergarten is a great time for children to build a strong foundation for their education as well as building lasting friendships. I am originally from Ohio and previously taught in Ohio as a Title I Reading teacher for 2nd grade. I graduated from the University of Akron with my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have a minor in Child Development and a Reading Endorsement. My husband is a teacher as well and in March 2015 our beautiful daughter, Grace, was born and made our little family complete! Family communication is a vital part of each students' education as well. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the year. Working together we will certainly be Coyotes ahead of the pack!


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