Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Alana Stanton and I am thrilled to be a first grade teacher at Oconee County Primary School. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005 and earned my masters degree in Literacy from Walden University in 2009. I started out my career in Gwinnett County teaching first grade then looping to second grade at Bethesda Elementary. I then taught kindergarten for seven years at Mulberry Elementary. During that time I also had the opportunity to teach technology activities and teach enrichment in both reading and math. I am gifted certified and enjoy enriching all students, helping them reach their highest potential.
I am passionate about student learning and have made my classroom a place where students can shine. I believe that relationships always come first and the classroom should be a place where students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
My husband is also an educator at Oconee County Primary School. We enjoy coming up with creative lessons and sharing them with each other. We have three children, Claire (3rd grade), Audrey (2nd grade), and Kate (3). They fill our lives with so much joy and help us stay active.
I am so excited for this year and cannot wait to get to know your child. It will be a wonderful year full of hands-on learning, challenges, and fun experiences. What a gift it is to be called an educator!