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Staff Spotlight: Cristy Davis

Name:  Cristy Davis

Grade(s): Kindergarten

College:  Radford University

Hometown:  Christiansburg, Virginia

A little bit about your family:   I have a son Josh who is 21 years old and my soon to be husband, Paul.  

Hobbies/Favorite things: Traveling, photography, and watching movies

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?  A teacher

How long have you been teaching? How long at Poplin?  I have been teaching for 20 years and this is my first year at Poplin.

What is the funniest thing a student has said to you?  During writing, a student asked me how to spell Michael.  I thought he was referring to Michael Jackson, as he was currently in the news.  I asked him what he was writing about and he replied, "I popped my popcorn in the Michael-wave".

What is the most memorable moment as a teacher?   Seeing a struggling student realize they were a good reader and start enjoying and choosing to read for fun.  I gave her some books to keep and she was so proud of them.

What do you love about teaching at Poplin?  I love that the people at Poplin have been so kind and helpful.  It has been a great year!