Josey Gironda Dixon | Middle School ELA Teacher

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Education & Experience:

My first memories of wanting to teach can be traced back to my early years when I was being home-schooled by my family on a farm on the outskirts of Hot Springs, North Carolina. My experiences being home-schooled gave me a deep appreciation for experimental and hands-on learning, as well as a love for the arts, creative education, and nature-based learning experiences. I received my Bachelor's degree in English Language Arts while studying at the University of North Carolina Asheville. While at UNCA, I also received my teaching license and graduated as a highly qualified educator in English Language Arts and am currently certified in grades 6th through 12th. I completed my student teaching at Madison County Early College and am now a happy member of the Woodson Branch family. As an educator, my passion lies in building personal relationships with students and the collaborative exploration of language and the literary world.


Teaching Philosophy:

"A child does not care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Theodore Rosevelt

Favorite thing about kids:

My favorite thing about kids is watching their confidence in themselves grow as they gain new experiences and understanding.

Favorite thing about working at WBNS:

My favorite thing about teaching at Woodson Branch is the creativity and flexibility that is threaded throughout the entire curriculum.