Ms. Sills is thrilled to join the Equitas Academy team this year as a third grade teacher! She cannot wait to form relationships with the scholars and families of the Pico-Union community. Ms. Sills grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. While in college, Ms. Sills worked as a research assistant developing ways to teach mathematics using new technology, such as 3D printing. Ms. Sills also spent three years as a classroom assistant in first, second, and third grades, and spent a year creating and implementing two after-school book clubs for elementary scholars. She is a lifelong learner and strongly believes in all scholars’ abilities to be successful in life and to pursue their passions by graduating from college. Ms. Sills is dedicated to cultivating a warm, nurturing, rigorous, and zesty classroom culture that promotes growth mindset in her scholars. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, exploring tide pools at the beach, and spending time with all types of animals. Ms. Sills is looking forward to a spectacular year in third grade!