My name is Dianna Overall. I have been teaching at Hodgen College Bound Elementary since 2004. I have been teaching preschool about 20 years and it has been a very rewarding experience. I have a bachelors degree in earlychildhood education from the University of Missouri.I also have a degree in elementary education which certifies me to teach Kindergarten through eight grade. I have a masters degree in curriculum and design which has given me a clearer understanding of how curriculum programs are developed.I received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2007. I also received the Pettus Foundation Award of Excellence in 2008. I enjoy working with children and believe everychild is special. I believe in meeting a child where he or she is and working with them to achieve their full potential of learning. I realize that children develop and move at different paces, therefore differential instruction is important. I strive to create a caring, safe, and engaging learning environment which encourages students to believe in themselves and do their personal best.