Dawn Hughes » 7th grade Social Studies

7th grade Social Studies

  • Pepperell High School
  • Berry College - Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Berry College - Master of Arts degree in Reading Education
  • Berry College - Education Specialists degree in Curriculum and Instruction
About Me:

I have proudly built fifteen years of experience by teaching reading and language arts to sixth graders (four years) and eighth graders (ten years) and social studies to seventh graders (one year). While teaching, I earned my Reading Endorsement through NWGA RESA, my Masters’ degree in reading education and Specialist’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Berry College. I am on my final semester of classes to be a school librarian and pray that I will be finished with all assignments by December 2.


This year, I plan to sponsor the 2019-2020 Wildcat yearbook, the chess club, and hopefully a team for the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.  


As a child, I wanted to be an actress and you could not have convinced me before the age of 25 that I would go into education in any capacity. When 9/11 occurred, I was wasting time in a business office and finally realized it was time to answer the call that I had been ignoring for many years. The gates of opportunity were continually opened once I made the decision to pursue a career in education. In 2004, I was hired as a language arts and social studies teacher at WMSE and I soon realized the need for quality reading instruction in our community. Generating a lifelong love of reading became my passion as I take reading seriously and will make every effort to match a reader with a good book.


My husband owns a custom cabinetry business and we live in Floyd County on three acres with our black Labrador Retriever, Daisy. [Technically, a groundhog, wild rabbits, a small herd of deer and a smaller rafter of turkeys, one fox, a few racoons, and a disturbing number of crows also reside on the property, but they are not our pets and we don’t feed them on purpose.]


We have a vegetable garden that provides a bounty of weeds and rocks between the crops of cucumbers, okra, squash, zucchini, corn, green beans, tomatoes, and potatoes. In addition to reading for pleasure, I enjoy listening to music, hiking, baking, watching movies, camping (in a 5th wheel, not a bear-bait tent), and traveling to places with lower humidity than NWGA.


Favorite music: Contemporary Christian (Mercy Me, Crowder, Lauren Daigle)

Alternative (Twenty One Pilots, Lifehouse, Imagine Dragons)


Favorite gifts: School supplies, books for my classroom library, seeing students show good character while expecting nothing in return