Welcome to 5th Grade!
Degrees and Certifications:
Macalester College B.A. History, Art Harvard Graduate School of Education M.Ed. Certifications in Elementary Education, ESL K-12, High School Social Studies, and History.
Ms. Margaret Joseph
Hello! My name is Margaret Joseph and I am excited to be teaching 5th grade at T. C. Henderson School of Science and Technology. Previously, I worked as an ESL teacher in Transylvania County Schools supporting students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade in all academic areas. Don’t tell anyone at the other wonderful schools in Transylvania County, but I lucked out--T.C. is the best!
My family is originally from Mississippi and Louisiana. In Greenville, Mississippi, my hometown, I was the director of an after-school and summer college readiness program for rising sixth through eighth-grade students. My husband, daughters, and I moved to Brevard five years ago and quickly grew to love the beautiful mountains and the strong sense of community.
Fifth grade is a big year for your children. Next year begins their middle school career. Encouraging them to grow as thoughtful, responsible leaders, and as students is my primary concern. Each year, your child has not only acquired knowledge and new skills, he or she has grown as proactive learners. At no other point in your child’s elementary school career is this more important than fifth grade. This ability to ask questions, seek help, and solve problems will be the cornerstone to success in middle school and high school.
I look forward to working with you as we help further your child’s growth as leaders, learners, and thoughtful community members.