Wanda Twitty is the first teacher for many students at Wetumpka Elementary School. She makes sure kindergartners are learners. "They learn math. It's not just 1,2,3's like it used to be. They can do simple addition and subtraction. They can deal with fractions; basic fractions," says Twitty.
While her youngsters are serious students, Twitty says most of their learning takes place during fun activities. She also boosts their confidence. Principal Kathy Willis says, "when I came in here I saw (a slogan) on her wall. She said, 'never say I can't always I will try.' That's her class motto, and that is what she believes in. They all try hard, because she wants them to be the very best that they can be."
Twitty has been a teacher for 29 years. Half of her kindergartners have already learned how to read.