Jo Ann Hudson currently teaches second and third grade at Hood Street Elementary School, Columbia (Fort Jackson), South Carolina. During her 27-year career in elementary education, she feels her major contributions to her profession include mentoring student teachers and working with America 2000 through a project grant that funded the purchase of quality children's literature for youngsters to read at home. Jo Ann feels a wise teacher knows she will need the support of the entire community to be effective. "It takes everyone, the principal, the secretary, our custodians, the school nurse and our community, to educate a child." Jo Ann believes that establishing an early rapport with her students and their parents is an important facet of being an outstanding educator.

Jo Ann M. Hudson
2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher
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