First Grade Teachers

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Carly Hobbs, 27, from Lewisburg, Tennessee, is excited to be a part of the new Battle Creek Elementary School! She joins the Battle Creek Elementary School staff from Spring Hill Elementary School where she has been a kindergarten teacher for the past two years. Prior to this, she taught an interim at Marvin Wright Elementary School and another at Cornersville Elementary School, both in third grade. She taught preschool at Lewisburg First United Methodist Church, where she is also a member.  

Upon graduating from preschool herself, Carly announced to the audience that she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. She has never waivered from her decision. She was granted the Retired Teachers Scholarship at Marshall County High School toward her education in Elementary Education at Martin Methodist College. While at MMC, she received the J. Maurice Perspective Teacher Award, was a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, was president of the Student Tennessee Education Association, and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  


Ms. Hobbs enjoys a challenge and believes that every student deserves the very best opportunity to learn. With this goal in mind, she is eager to join the Battle Creek Elementary team as a 
first grade teacher!  

 

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Tabitha Bilbao is a lifelong student advocate and educator.  Public service has always been at the heart of her motivation.  She is a native Floridian and most recently lived in Houston, Texas along with her husband.  She was awarded her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Reading Education from Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University, respectively.  She has taught multiple elementary grade levels and holds active teaching certificates in Florida, Texas and Tennessee. Teaching in multiple states has provided her experience and perspective on several content areas.

She strives to challenge herself and her students to succeed through continued learning and implementation of dynamic strategies to achieve mutual goals. Through her participation in collaborative professional development with fellow educators at the Teacher’s College of New York City and in her work as chair of the Literacy Committee—she has shared her experience and knowledge with her colleagues.  Her collaborative mentality is to provide her students and team with the tools and strategies to meet the individual needs of 
each and every student. Mrs. Bilbao has always been at the forefront of new initiatives at her schools. She is dedicated to the ideals of student-centered learning and the belief that as a strong team of educators, we can prepare students for the challenges of an ever-changing world.   

 

 

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Ms. Casey is a first grade teacher at Battle Creek Elementary. She is a native of Alabama and has lived in Tennessee for the last nine years. She previously taught fourth grade in Nashville and kindergarten in Knoxville. Ms. Casey became a teacher, in part, due to the influence many of her own teachers have had on her life. She believes everyone can learn and that learning is fun! Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the growth students experience throughout the school year. 

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Savannah Biddy is a native of Giles County, Tennessee where she gained three years of experience teaching first grade at Elkton School. While in Giles County, Savannah served on various collaborative teams with the goal of creating exciting, standards based learning opportunities for students. She believes in creating a positive classroom environment and making all students feel that learning is fun! Savannah is excited to be a part of the Spring Hill community and honored to be a Battle Creek Cub!