Degrees and Certifications:
~Master of Arts, Communications Management (Webster University) ~Bachelor of Arts, Communication (University of Missouri - St. Louis) ~Associate in Arts, General Transfer Studies (Saint Louis Community College)
Ms. Teyuna Darris
My name is Ms. Darris, and I am the first grade teacher at the Clay Academy of Exploration and Civics! I am so excited that my first year teaching is at such an awesome school with awesome students, staff and parents!
I grew up in Ferguson, Missouri, and I volunteer for causes that are important to me throughout the Greater Saint Louis Region. I enjoy reading, writing, dancing and singing. I also play (and create) musical instruments, and I write poetry and essays.
First grade is the year when students continue to learn how to read, write and count! We study grammar, writing, penmanship, sounding-out letters and learning strategies to become avid readers! We also learn how to count from 0 to 120 by 1s, 2s, and 10s, in addition to adding, subtracting, making tally marks and reading picture graphs!
We're going to have a great time in Clay's First Grade as we become awesome readers, writers and counters!
Parents and students can find class assignments and information via the ClassDojo.