Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life. Facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and in the process discovering our own unique potential.

–John Amatt

 

Welcome!

Hi! I’m Renee Mullinax. I am going into my second year of teaching at Pre-K Preparatory Learning Academy. I continue to look forward to working with every child and family in my classroom and the ones outside my classroom that get the privilege of spending time with. I always want families to feel comfortable contacting me, asking questions, giving advice, after all, who knows your child better than you!

 

Education and Professional Background

Georgia State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology – 1998

Georgia State University, Master of Education in Special Education – 2002

Fulton County Schools, Special Needs Kindergarten Teacher – 2000 – 2012

Behavior Technician and Registered Behavior Technician (working with children who have Autism) – 2012 – present

 

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that children are born naturally curious and become natural explorers of the world. As their teacher, I know that basic needs, such as feeding and diapering, can interfere with a child’s desire to learn and explore. I also believe that anxiety and fear and the natural process of becoming an independent being can interfere. It is my responsibility to keep children’s physical needs met while building strong relationships and attachments. This process helps children feel safe to explore, learn, and become individuals. The most important part of my job as a teacher to teach children how to begin learning and that learning is FUN and MAGICAL and that these qualities never have to go away. I am the beginning steps of creating children who are lifelong learners.