Mrs. Eppes' 4th Grade Classroom

Hello Fabulous Fourth Graders!

I would like to start out by saying how exited I am to be your teacher this year! I cannot wait to meet each and every one of you, and I know that we will have a great school year! I want to introduce myself to you, as I have not had the chance to meet all of you yet. My name is Zane Eppes and I have been teaching at Westside Elementary for the past eight years.

I attended Lowndes county schools throughout my middle and high school years. However, I transferred to the city school system my junior year and graduated a Wildcat. I am absolutely not a Wildcat. Go Vikings!! After graduation, I attended Valdosta State University where I graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 1996. I earned my Master's Degree in Education from Troy State University and my Specialist Degree in Curriculum Instruction Management Administration from NOVA University in 2004. I was blessed to spend my first three years of teaching in Alpharetta, GA. My family moved back to Valdosta in 2000 where I accepted a kindergarten position at Parker Mathis Elementary School. I taught kindergarten and 3rd grade at PME until the school moved to WES. I taught 3rd grade for 5 years before moving to 4th grade. I look forward to a fabulous year in fourth grade with you!

I have an amazing family, a wonderful church home, and the cutest dog ever, Lucy- a Yorkie, who is precious. My interests include exercising, reading, painting, and spending time with my family- Kevin and Kevin (we call him Bo) and Jane-Heather. I hope this gives you a glimpse of who I am, and I look forward to getting to know each of you soon.

Fourth grade is a very special and important year. You are beginning a new journey which requires more responsibility and higher expectations in the classroom. I am thrilled to get to guide you and support you along the way during this exciting time in your life. I have many fun and interesting activities planned for the school year, so get your thinking caps on and be ready to learn when you walk in the door! I am looking forward to a happy and successful school year!


Mrs. Eppes