Jan teaches first grade at Kinser Elementary School on Okinawa. She holds a M.A. in Reading/Technology from the University of Georgia. Jan promotes Early Childhood Education (ECE) by serving as the ECE facilitator at her school. As such, she has organized and led study groups on developmentally appropriate practices. She also has served on the Kindergarten Task Force, the Okinawa District Early Childhood Advisory Council, and is currently the First Grade Team Leader for her school. "If you would accept nominations for teacher of the decade, she would be my choice." writes a parent volunteer. "My son had the privilege of having Mrs. Stroud as his kindergarten teacher. I saw him soar with enthusiasm and excitement for learning. My prayers were answered when she looped to the first grade with her entire class."

Janann D.Stroud 1st Grade Teacher
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