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Joy  Newman
Special Education
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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy and a Master's Degree in Special Education from the University of West Georgia. 


This is my 8th year teaching at Sand Hill Elementary.  I have taught Special Education in the areas of Reading, ELA, and Math in all grades K through 5. 


Prior to becoming a teacher I worked in the field of mental health for 13 years.  I ran a day treatment program for adults with chronic mental illnesses and substance abuse issues.  I live in Ephesus (Roopville) on 5 acres of land where I have resided for 17 years now.  I have 5 dogs (Harley, Burtie, Max, Lulu, and Dixie) and a horse (Apache).  I enjoy all outdoor activities including camping, riding four wheelers, and riding horses.