Patrice Powell McCrary

Kindergarten/First Grade, Cumberland Trace Elementary School, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Total years as a classroom teacher: 20

Education

1997 Western Kentucky University M.A., Elementary Education
1979 Blue Mountain College B.S., Elementary Education

Teaching Experience

1993-Present

Grades Kindergarten-6, Cumberland Trace Elementary School,
Bowling Green, Kentucky

1986-1992   

Grades Kindergarten and 1st, South Hills Elementary School, Fort Worth, Texas

Special Recognition

1993-Present

Grades Kindergarten-6, Cumberland Trace Elementary School,
Bowling Green, Kentucky

1986-1992   

Grades Kindergarten and 1st, South Hills Elementary School, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Ms. McCrary has four promises she makes to the parents of her
    students each year: “I promise I will be the kind of teacher for your
    child that I would want for my own, I will never raise my voice with
    your child, I will value the trust you have in me to care about your
    child’s academic, emotional, and social needs, and your child will learn
    with joy.”
  • Ms. McCrary’s classroom is organized and maintained by her students.
    She says that from day one the procedure of mutual respect, a sense of
    responsibility, and having choice in a save environment begins to take
    shape in this kindergarten world.

Testimonials

“Ms. McCrary is a builder…a real role model who is focused on the
strengths of children rather than weakness. She loves children, they
love her, and you can ‘see’ it when you walk into her classroom. She is
always laughing, talking or listening to children, and always caring for
children. She is a ‘master’ primary teacher who serves the ‘total
child,’ not just the ‘academic parts.'”

Dale Brown, Superintendent

“Mrs. McCrary is highly creative and innovative. Every moment is an
opportunity for learning in her classroom. Her students survey the
office to see if we have digital or analog clocks and a rain shower
becomes a lesson on the water cycle. She writes songs to reinforce
concepts, leads cheers to teach letters and sounds, and invites children
to be Word Detectives and Punctuation Police as they read and write.
She uses technology to bring the world into her classroom as she
connects her students to students in other towns, states, and
countries.”

Mary Evans, Principal