Intro to Studio 5

Mrs. Deb Caywood:  dcaywood@liberty.k12.mo.us
Mrs. Claudia Howerton:  chowerton@liberty.k12.mo.us
Mrs. Caywood

Hello, my name is Deb Caywood and the 2016-2017 school year will mark my 20th year as classroom teacher.  While I took a brief tour in second grade, the majority of my teaching career has been with 5th graders.  This will be my 9th year working for Liberty Public School District. and I feel so blessed to be a part of the phenomenal teaching staff at EPiC Elementary.

I attended Langston University in Oklahoma where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  In 2013, I completed my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University.  

I am passionate about curriculum and innovative ways to make students fall in love with learning.

When I am not teaching, my life centers around my awesome family.  My husband and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary this year.  We have 3 children.  Mason Taylor, 23, who lives in Portland, OR, Austin Caywood who is 20 and finishing up a Culinary Program at JCCC this fall, and Emily-16-who is a junior at Liberty North High School.  I enjoy traveling, going to movies, Disney World, and cooking/baking. 


What We Love About 5th Grade





Mrs. Howerton

My name is Claudia Howerton.  I have taught in Liberty School District and EPiC Elementary for 1 year.  I am not new to teaching.  I have been in education for 14 years and during this time I have taught K, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades, and been a Library Media Specialist.

I am an alumni from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.  I have earned my Masters Degree in Technology Education.

I am married with two boys, and two adopted dogs.  We are a pretty active family with the boys in scouts, soccer, and baseball.  When I have free time, I enjoy reading, baking, watching movies, and traveling.  

I am thrilled to be teaching 5th grade at EPiC.

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