Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Sharon T. White
Hello and welcome to my website! I am honored and excited to be a part of the Marshall Elementary School family! Let me share with you a little bit about my background and education. I was born here in Orangeburg and dearly love this part of the state. I received my AA degree from Anderson University, my BA from Furman University, my Master's Degree from Clemson University, and my Ph. D. from the University of South Carolina. Since coming to Marshall, I have taught both fourth and fifth grades. Prior to my tenure here at Marshall, I served in several administrative positions both in South Carolina and in Georgia including: public charter school principal/director, elementary school principal, elementary school assistant principal, and middle school assistant principal.
COMMUNICATION: There are several ways that you may contact me: (1) You may send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org); I check my email at the beginning of the day, between classes, and at the end of the day. (2) You may call me (803-534-7865 ext. 8602) before classes begin or at the end of the school day, if you prefer to speak to me in person. (3) If you have a Class DoJo account with me, you may contact me that way--I check those messages before school, at lunchtime, and at the end of the school day. As always, I am here to answer your questions and assist you in any way possible. Thank you for the opportunity to work with both you and your child as we work towards having a productive, exciting, and successful year together!
EXPECTATIONS: My expectations include those that I have for myself, for my students, and for you--the parents and/or guardians:
TEACHER EXPECTATIONS: As your child's teacher, I pledge to ensure that your child feels safe and comfortable in his/her academic environment; that each day's instruction is appropriate, engaging, and rigorous and that assessments are administered in a timely manner; and that I provide support to ensure that your child achieves his/her academic potential. Additionally, I pledge to practice open communication by staying connected with you via email, phone calls, meetings, and Class DoJo.
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS: Students are expected to strive to fulfill their academic potential by bringing their learning materials to school with them every day; by completing their classwork and homework assignments and turning them in as requested; and by actively participating in the educational process. Additionally, students are expected to be good members of the school community by modelling trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. Furthermore, students are expected to respect authority, property, and the rights of others; and to behave in such a way that maintains a safe school environment. Finally, since every student is responsible for helping maintain a safe, orderly, and educationally focused learning environment, students are expected to attend school every day and be on time for every class, resolve differences with others in a positive, non-violent way, adhere to the school dress code, remain drug/alcohol/tobacco free, respect school property and the property of others, respect fellow students and all school staff members, and comply with the standards of behavior for classrooms/playground/busses/school/district.
PARENT EXPECTATIONS: Make sure your student(s) attend(s) school on time, every day; support your student in doing his/her homework and studying at home; make learning a priority; attend parent-teacher-student conferences to discuss your student's progress and how you and I can further support your child's success; complete all parental handouts that either I or the school sends home throughout the year and return them to school right away; alert me as soon as possible if there is something going on at home, in the neighborhood, on the bus, or even at school that may be impacting your child, so that I can take the necessary actions to support your child; keep your contact information up-to-date at the school including but not limited to, emergency and medical information; know that you are the most important person in your child's life and that we, here at Marshall, care about your emotional and physical well-being as well as your child's.
Thank you for all that you do for your child! Let's work together to make this the best school year ever for all of us!