Welcome to my webpage! My name is Tammi Conahan and I teach Science for 6th grade here at Northern Guilford Middle School. This 2018-2019 school year is my 18th year as an educator with Guilford County Schools.
The 6th grade is a very special year of new opportunities, challenges, and adventures for the students. I'm honored to share my knowledge, guidance, and support with students and families. Thank you for sharing your students with me as we embark on this new school year. This year will be a CHAMPIONSHIP year. My motto for the year is "Success in motion". Here at NGMS, we not only expect excellence every day, we ensure excellence as we guide students through the steps that it takes to be a learning champion. This is what I call "Success in motion".
A Little About Me
I was born and raised in Hollywood, FL which is located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Directly upon graduating from high school in 1986, I joined the United States Coast Guard. I am very proud to have served through Desert Storm and was honorably discharged in 1991. I attended college in Boca Raton, FL at Florida Atlantic University where I graduated with a major in education, a minor in history, and ESOL certification. My husband and I moved to Greensboro, NC after we wed in 2000. We have been blessed with two amazing children.
When I am not teaching, I stay very busy with my family. My husband Paul is an Orthoptist who has worked with Dr. William O. Young, a Pediatric Ophthalmologist. for the past 18 years. Our 14-year-old daughter "Anna" is a straight A student and part of the Duke Talent Program. Anna is now a 9th grader and cheerleader at Northern High. We also have a very active 11-year-old son "Tommy" who will be in the 5th grade this year at Northern Elementary. Tommy has been in a special education program for the past four years, and we are so proud of him as he reenters a regular education classroom this year. Last but not least, my family wouldn't be complete without our precious rescue dog "Dee Dee". She is approximately a 1-year-old mutt and is Tommy's little shadow. Dee Dee has been a blessing to each member of my family. She is currently training to be a therapy dog. I stay very busy and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In addition, I also try to sneak in two of my favorite things, manicures and movies.
As an Educator
My instructional style is to relate academic content to what is relevant to my current learners. I enjoy including movement, music, games, technology, cooperative learning, and hands-on activities. I strive to create innovative and creative lessons that also include best teaching practices for diverse classroom settings. I believe in educating the whole child and using my nurturing side to really get to know my students. I look for opportunities to include our families and community as I firmly believe that “it takes a village” to raise and educate children. I am honored to be your child’s teacher and I thank you for sharing your child with me this year. I look forward to developing relationships within this great Northern community both this year and for many years to come. I am blessed to live and work in this great community.