My name is Rita Lawrence, and I am excited to serve as the Fourth Grade Math Teacher at Hutchinson Elementary. I graduated from Clark Atlanta University and obtained my Masters in Early Childhood Education from Troy State University. My teaching experience includes twenty-six years in Atlanta Public Schools working on fourth and fifth grade.  As an educator, I take pride in nurturing, and guiding my students to develop a love for learning, that enhances their ability to become contributing citizens in their community. My patient, yet firm, and consistent demeanor has allowed me to be successful in reaching students with deficiencies, especially in math. My enthusiasm and classroom management skills have made a big difference in assisting my students in reaching their goals to be successful.