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My name is Joy Sides and I am a kindergarten teacher at Pumpkin Center Primary School in Lincoln County. I grew up in Gastonia, NC and graduated from Ashbrook High School in 1990. I attended Western Carolina University and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I began my career in the Burke County School System. I moved to Concord in 2002 and taught for Cabarrus County Schools. I married Eric Sides in 2003. We moved to Denver, NC in 2007.
My teaching philosophy is that every child has a gift and is able to achieve his or her goals if provided tools to succeed. I want my students to be active 21st century learners. I believe that it is my role to model effective strategies to solve problems in the classroom. I hope every child will succeed if they gain the knowledge needed to make connections.