My name is Kimberlee Fulbright. I am entering my 12th year as an educator: 4 years in public school pre-k; 2 years special education co-teacher in 3rd, 4th, 5th; 3 years in Kindergarten; and this will be my 3rd year teaching 5th grade Reading/ELA. Although I have had a blog (a few blogs) for quite some time, I am at a point where I have a tad more time to update regularly. I am thrilled to share with others the items I make for my personal use.

What is the vision of your blog?
My vision is to provide information about my experiences, as well as items I create for my classroom to help other educators.

Here is a little more background: I live in Georgia with my husband, Shannon and daughter, Chloe. In 2004, I graduated from Emmanuel College with a degree in Early Childhood Education, and was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award. In 2007, I earned my Masters degree in ECE Reading and Literacy. In 2008, I added the Special Education General Curriculum to my certification. December 2011, I completed my Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Teaching. I count it an honor and blessing to teach the precious children in our community!  :)

My Family:

Shannon & I have been married for over 14 years. My stepdaughter, Samantha, is a Junior at Emmanuel College, and our daughter, Chloe, is 7 and will be entering into 2nd grade.

My Education
  • Graduated 1998: Crescent High School, Iva, SC
  • Clemson University: Attended 1998-1999 (transferred)
  • Emmanuel College: 2004, BSEd, Early Childhood Education
  • Walden University: 2007, MEd, Early Childhood Education, Reading & Literacy
  • Special Education General Curriculum (p-12) added 2008
  • Nova Southeastern University: 2011, EdS, Curriculum & Teaching 
  • Solution Tree: Professional Learning Communities (2011)
  • Georgia Early Literacy Training (2011)
  • Assistive Technology (ATSTAR) Trained (2009)
  • Training in Autism (2009)
  • Co-Teaching Training (2009)
  • Training in Behavior Management (2008)
  • INTECH Certified (2004)
  • Web Site Awards (previous teacher site 2003-2008)
  • Work Sampling System Assessment Training - Spring (2007)
  • High Scope Training - Fall (2004)
  • Presenter - RESA PIONEER Georgia Academic Service Learning Colloquium, Habersham High School, (2003)

Committees Served
  • SACS committee Chair for LES and District Member (2014-2015)
  • Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Committee (2013-present)
  • Lead Kindergarten Teacher (2012)
  • Model Classroom Common Core/AFL (2011-2012)
  • Pyramid of Intervention Committee (2011-12)
  • Professional Learning Committee (2011)
  • Teacher Advisory Counsel (2009-2012)
  • Reading Vertical Team (2008-2011)
  • LES Website Maintenance (2008-present)

My Teaching Philosophy
I love to teach because each of my students are special and unique in their own way. It is important to me that each child has the opportunity to learn in a safe, nurturing environment and also learn to their fullest potential. Making learning enjoyable and meaningful is a top priority of mine, as well as, to ensure that each child continues their lifelong learning journey with a positive attitude!

Why "Two Fulbright Hugs?" I have students from the past come to visit me just to get a hug each day:) It brightens their day and mine! My goal is to build positive relationships with my students, who often times just need a hug to get through the day! I love what I do and do what I love - teaching!!
My Teaching Experience
I am entering my 12th year of teaching!

  • Carnesville Elementary Intermediate -- 2015 - present; 5th Grade Teacher
  • Lavonia Elementary -- 2013 - 2015; 5th grade Teacher
  • Lavonia Elementary -- 2010 - 2013; Kindergarten Teacher
  • Lavonia Elementary -- 2008 - 2010; Special Education Teacher
  • Eastanollee Elementary -- 2004 -2008; Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Lavonia Elementary School -- 2004; After School Teacher - Kindergarten
  • Bright Promises Children Center -- summer 2003; Summer Lead Teacher
  • Franklin County High School -- 2000; Special Education Paraprofessional