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 My name is Ms. Colston. This will be my fifteenth year in the Mobile County Public School System. I am so happy to be apart of Whitley Elementary School. This is a brand new year of third grade and in a team teaching setting. I am teaching  in the same classroom with Mrs. Celia Lewis. Our class is called the "Colston-Lewis' Class". We are very excited about learning with your child.

I encourage parents to read with their little ones, complete homework with them, and conference with his or her teacher on a regular basis. I encourage tutoring even for enrichment as well as extra curricular activities to build a childs social life and self esteem. In addition I believe that communication is the key to success.

TEAM- Ttogether Everyone Acheives More


1994- Murphy High School

1996- Faulkner State Community College- Associates Degree- Liberal Arts

1999- AUM Auburn University of Montgomery- BS Elementary Education K-6


Hobbies: reading/movies, taking pictures (photostory), designing word documents, and swimming


I spend a lot of time thinking of ways to help improve my students learning abilities in order for them to reach their full potential. I feel that all children can learn through motivation, a positive environment, and a high educational focus. I love to teach in a hands on approach.

I also support higher order thinking for the new common core curriculum.

The best part of my school day is seeing a child smile when they have reached his or her goals.

My favorite children books are: Sarah, Plain and Tall,  The Emperor's Old Clothes,  Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children Stories, Elizabeti's Doll, The Greedy Triangle, Ten Black Dots, Tar Beach, and Rapunzel, in addition: Highlights Magazines & Times for Kids Magazines. There are many others, but these are the ones that come to mind.


My door is always open to visitors and volunteers!


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