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Mrs. Carrie Baldwin
I’m Carrie Baldwin! I am thrilled to be a teacher at Virginia-Highland Elementary! I've been blessed to teach 2nd grade at SPARK for two years and 4th grade in Phoenix, Arizona for three years, prior to joining VHES!
On a more personal level, I was born and raised in a small town in South Carolina. I received my undergraduate degree from Clemson University (GO TIGERS!) and my MAT from Anderson University. After graduate school, I lived in Arizona for three years. My husband and I relocated to Georgia in 2020 to be closer to our families that still remain in South Carolina. Phoenix holds a special place in my heart, and if you have the pleasure of exploring my classroom you will see that through my cactus decor. My husband and I welcomed our first child, Betsy, in June of 2022. In my spare time I love to travel, go on family walks with our golden retriever, Howie, trying new recipes and restaurants, a good cup(s) of coffee 😉 , and all things decorating/organizing. I'm slightly obsessed with antiquing and Facebook Marketplace.
As a teacher, I believe in forming close relationships with my students and families, in order to support a caring and nurturing learning environment. My favorite aspect about being a teacher is witnessing my students’ growth and their many “aha moments”. I knew I always wanted to become a teacher. My mother owned a daycare growing up, and my best friends’ mothers were all teachers. Therefore, I was surrounded by amazing educators that provided outstanding examples.
I can’t wait to begin the school year at VHES and see everyone’s smiling faces!