Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Science Master's degree in Early Childhood Education
Hello! My name is Jill Paracca and I am excited to be your child's first grade teacher. I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (GEAUX TIGERS), grew up in and around Houston, Texas and moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1985. I have a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Montevallo. I began teaching 3rd grade at Meadow View in 2003 and moved to 1st grade in 2004 -- some of the students were taller than me at the end of 3rd grade! ;)
I live with my husband, Brandon, and our three children in Montevallo. I love reading and spending time watching our children doing what they love! I am a cheer mom, baseball mom, wrestling mom, fishing mom, and football mom.
I absolutely love teaching and feel that this is what I was born to do. One of my favorite sayings is 'Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning.' It is my goal that my attitude and passion towards teaching instills a love of learning in your child. I would also like to develop a partnership with you so that we can work together for the success of your child.