Welcome to 4th grade! My name is Celena Hendrix and I will be your child's 4th grade Math, Science, and Social/Emotional Learning teacher.
This is my 25th year teaching elementary. I've taught 4th grade for 15 of those years (HINT, HINT--It's my favorite) I know that sounds like a lot, but every year brings a new group of amazing young minds and every year I learn so much from them so it never gets boring! 4th graders are amazing!
I have 4 kids(Jacklyn 30, Victoria 26, Tristan 21, and Gabrialla 20), 1 furry child-a lab named Sissy), 1 guinea pig(our class pet, Leonardo), 1 beared dragon(also our class pet, Spike), and 1 amazing husband(Michael) who helps run our zoo of a family. I'm also a new grandma to a beautiful baby girl named Zara who is 2 years old.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995 with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education, and Minors in Biological Sciences and Special Education. I also hold a teaching certificate in English as a Second Language and am certified to teach Gifted and Talented students. I have taught in Austin, Round Rock, Cumming (in Georgia), and of course, here!
Mathematics may not teach us how to add love or minus hate. But it gives us every reason to hope that every problem has a solution.