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Mrs. Derickson, 5th Grade

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Mrs. Suzann Derickson
North Pointe Elementary, 5th Grade

Room: 205
Email Address: elizabeth.derickson@boone.kyschools.us

Welcome, students, parents, and guardians!  5th grade is full of learning, growth, and fun.  I'm so glad we'll get to experience this exciting year together.

I'm one of those teachers who knew from a very early age that teaching was in my future.  Some say it is in my blood, as both of my parents were teachers, but I fully believe teaching is my calling.  My 5th grade year was life-changing, so I have aspired to do the same for my students. 

I'm originally from London, Kentucky, home of the World's Famous Chicken Festival and right down the road from the original Kentucky Fried Chicken.  My bachelor's degree was earned at Georgetown College in Kentucky, where I studied elementary education and music.  I am pursuing my Master's degree at Northern Kentucky University in Leadership, with an emphasis in Reading and Writing.  My husband, Ryan, and I have been married for two years, and live happily in Oakbrook with our cat, Blondie.  Outside of school I enjoy reading, exercise (well, I don't necessarily enjoy it, but I'm currently training for a duathalon), shopping, and volunteering for my sorority (I am the chapter adviser for my sorority's chapter at the University of Cincinnati, and am the president of our local alumnae chapter).  Traveling is my favorite hobby, and this summer I marked off my 49th state when I visited Alaska.

Facts about me:

Favorite color: pink (I know, you wouldn't guess so by the look of the classroom)
Favorite food: Fun fact: I eat gluten free.
Favorite drink: ice cold water (even though I may sneak in a Diet Dr. Pepper every now and then for caffeine since I don't like coffee)
Favorite candy: dark chocolate (Dove is devine!)

Favorite school subject: Social Studies (U.S. History)
Favorite season: SUMMER
Favorite store: The Loft

If you have questions during the school year, please ask by emailing the above listed email address.  It is the best way of contacting me.  I look forward to what this year will bring; I know it will be great.