Teachers of TN: Josie Sissom

JosieSissomwithlogo“I really wanted to set that foundation of reading. I wanted to see them blossom with reading and watch them grow because first grade is so important. That’s my favorite thing: seeing them at the beginning of the year when they’re barely reading, and then at the end of the year when they’re fluently reading and able to pick up books and go to the library and actually choose a book that’s interesting to them and read it—and to do it on their own…I really try to encourage my parents to take the time to read with their child…it strengthens the family.”

Josie Sissom, first-grade teacher, Cannon County