Phone: 704-735-1120 ext 34801
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Mrs. Rhoda Maynard-Yoder
I have been the LMS AIG specialist for the last 11 years of my almost 20 years of teaching. Many students feel that my class is very different from other classrooms. I strive to create a family atmosphere since I have most of my students for their entire middle school career. My teaching philosophy embraces creative learning, divergent, and critical thinking. After winning a grant for Chromebooks, my classes use digital tools to create real-world products. No paper in this class! GIFTED doesn't mean more work, but different work Don't be surprised if you are asked to build a website, create a VR project, or make a fake social media account for a character or a Bitmoji for a Book Snap.
I got my undergrad degree at Lenoir-Rhyne where I attended Harlaxton College in England and the Vergilian Society in Cumae, Italy. I love to travel and plan trips with my family frequently. I have a Master's of Education in Gifted Education from Western Carolina University and I am a National Board Certified.
My immediate family consists of my husband, Jeff, Elizabeth, college-girl, Noah, a high-schooler (God, bless us!), and my fur-babes, Rory and Bella. My mother lives about a mile from me and my brother and niece live in Ashe county.
On a personal note, I adore coffee and chocolate, and I am passionate about my flower garden. Most spring weekends you find me working in my flower beds and arranging fresh flowers for my kitchen table. I am a country girl at heart who loves playing in the dirt. I enjoy going to live theater, the symphony and creating lavish family dinners.
Phone: 704-735-1120 (ext. 34801)