Welcome to 6th and 7th Grade Language Arts
My name is Mrs. Tiffany Couvillion; I am the military wife of Stephen and the mother to Patrick (9th grade at AHS) and Emily (5th grade at CES). I was born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana (a suburb 15 miles outside of New Orleans) up until I moved in 2002.
I am starting my 19th year in education, and I still love it as if it were my first. In 2002, I earned my undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University – Geaux Tigers! – in Elementary Education. I furthered my education in 2010 by obtaining my master’s degree from Wayland Baptist in Instructional Leadership. As an educator, I am continually learning and improving my craft to become a better teacher for your student.
Overall, my teaching experience has been quite a journey, for I have taught, up to this point, in four different states. It all began in Louisiana in 2000 where I taught two long-term positions: the first semester I taught 5th grade and the second semester I taught 2nd grade. From this, I quickly learned my love for teaching was going to be with the upper elementary students. As much as I loved interacting with the littles, there was something to be said about having to clean noses and tie shoes all day. For the 2001-2002 school year, I landed a 4th-grade position teaching science, which I loved! I had so much fun exploring with the students about the world of science around us. I was sad to leave when I got married, but when the military relocates you; you must go! That was when my adventurous life began!
Prior to the end of the first semester of the 2002 school year, my husband I got married. I had to leave my job and pray that I would get one in my new residency – Albuquerque, New Mexico. Within a few months – two to be exact – I received a phone call from a MIDDLE SCHOOL. Middle school! Those are big kids! I had only taught up to 5th grade. I mean these kids are just one year older, but they go up to 13. I remember how I was at 13; it wasn’t pretty! I wasn’t sure if I could do this. After speaking to the principal and my possible co-workers, I took the plunge, accepted the job, and have never looked back. Who knew I would LOVE teaching middle school students. They are the BEST! Yes, they can get moody and have a little attitude, but they are still loving and caring! For the next nine and half years, I taught 6th through 8th-grade language arts and social studies. It was not until the military made up their mind we were needed somewhere else that my time in Albuquerque ended and onto Texas we went – YEE HAW!!!!
Once in Wichita Falls, Texas, I became a 5th-grade language arts teacher, which I was very apprehensive about doing since I had been in middle school for so long. I had to convince myself it would be okay; it was just one year younger. Of course, I fell in love with my 5th graders, too. My family and I remained in Wichita Falls for four years until the call came again; this time Wichita, Kansas was our new residency!
Before arriving in the area my family and I knew that we wanted to reside in Andover because we heard so many wonderful comments and testimonies to the educational programs and staff here that we knew that was what we wanted for our children. But, never in my dreams, did I think I would be offered a job, too! I was so excited to find out I would be returning back to my dream job – teaching reading at the middle school level!
This takes me to the current point in my journey! I am beginning my fourth year teaching 6th grade ELA and will be adding a section of 7th grade, which I am so excited about! I am also the sponsor of STUCO and love working at our school sporting events. AMS is an amazing place to work because of the students and their parents!
I look forward to working with you and your student this year! I am a very open teacher and foster communication with my parents through email, conferences, or phone calls. Please do not feel hesitant to email or call me with questions. I completely understand this is a HUGE change for your student and there may be some stress/anxiety at the beginning of the year. I will work hard with them to try to alleviate as much of that as possible. If your child is struggling with something in my class, please encourage them to talk with me – as I will do the same.
This is going to be a great year! I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!
UPCOMING EVENTS for the 1st QUARTER – 6th GRADE
UPCOMING EVENTS for the 1st QUARTER – 7th GRADE
If you need to see me in person or need to contact me, I am available from 7:50-8:36 daily. If you plan on meeting with me in person, please give me a day notice. There are times I am not available due to other meetings I may have to attend.