Welcome to Mrs. Elison's 1st grade class! I became an educator because I have an absolute LOVE for learning and I love to see the children get excited about learning too! I think that education is a very powerful tool and I can think of no other higher purpose for my life than to help the children in our community learn and grow in their knowledge. I strive to make my classroom an environment where all learners are comfortable enough to take educational risks and persevere in the face of challenges. I am also very excited and willing to collaborate with all of our wonderful Simkins parents! Thank you all for sharing your most precious gifts with me this year!