Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Dawn Walker
Welcome to Room 109- a great place for learning!
My name is Mrs. Dawn Walker. I have an amazing family, including two sons in 8th grade (at Williams Middle).
I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 1996 (pre-law- B.S. in Philosophy & Religion), changed careers and graduated from Coker College with a B.S. in Elementary Education (2008). I also earned a Master of Education (MEd) in Instructional Accomodations from Francis Marion University in 2011. I am an eternal student, learning from the workshops, texts, my students, and the world around me.
I was honored to be the 2012-2013 Timrod Teacher of the Year and Florence School District One Honor Roll Teacher (finalist to District Teacher of the Year). In addition, I was thrilled to be presented with the 2013 FMU Veteran Educator Award.
I have been a swim coach for over 25 years and consider that to be my life long hobby. I was a member of the swim team at Emory University, qualified for the 1996 Olympic Trials, and I love to escape to the water every chance I get! I am the head coach of FAST (Florence Area Swim Team). Other hobbies include traveling, reading and photography. I recently discovered running... well, more like run some, then walk some. My students in 2013-2014 cheered me on as I completed my first 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon that school year.
My goal as a teacher is to help each student reach their fullest potential, having fun along the way.
The 2017-18 school year will be my 7th year teaching 5th grade Science and Social Studies, and my 9th full year at Timrod Elementary (since January 2009). I love exploring the world with my students!! Prior to coming to Timrod, I taught 8th and 11th grades English at a private school.