Mrs. Debbie Sheehan
I have had the pleasure of working as a first grade teacher for thirteen
years now. I had worked in the Jackson Madison County school system for one
year at Alexander Elementary. The position at Medina Elementary came open
that next year, and I have been working here ever since!
I started my teaching career a little later in life than most. I
attended The University of Tennessee at Martin from 1990-1995. While I was
there I received a B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. I
also married, and had two children within that time frame. Needless to say,
I was under a lot of pressure to graduate! I picked the major that I could
finish with fastest, not truly knowing what I would do with my life. I had
my degree, but not a career.
I worked in management and made a nice salary, but I was not happy.
After my oldest went into Kindergarten I realized I wanted to become a
teacher. I was still working full time and went to Union University to
receive my teaching certificate. I worked hard, and received only little
sleep for two years, but it didn't matter, because now my life had
direction. I knew what I wanted and I was going to do it!
When my youngest started kindergarten, I became a teacher. I have
thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the road my life has taken. I want you to
know how fulfilled I feel, and know that I am supposed to be here. I love
each one of your children and have learned more from them each and every
day. I truly feel blessed, and love the chance to become more involved with
each child's development. At the end of the year I am always amazed at what
the children are able to accomplish. I am proud to know that I had a small
part in that!
"Our class will be respectful as we learn in a fun, safe environment".