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Mrs. Donna Mabus
Greetings Earthlings (Soon to be Aliens or Parents of Aliens!),
I'm Mrs. Mabus and I will be your guide through this adVENTURE commonly referred to as the 5th Dimension! I've been teaching aliens (oops, I mean students) in grades 1st thru 9th at 7 different school districts for over 20 years, so I've had lots of experience. Not only do I love to teach, but I also love to learn and spend much of my free time going to school. I've been to Mississippi State to study Landscape Architecture, the University of Southern Mississippi to study Gifted Education, and Mississippi College to get degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership. I'm also a National Board Certified Teacher. In 1999 I came to Brandon Elementary to teach 5th grade and switched to Venture 3 years ago when Mrs. Ellen Gray retired.
One of the things that sets me apart from other teachers is that I collect...ALIENS! Yes, little green men! The collection has grown so much over the years that I store most of them in a climate-controlled storage facility, but my favorite ones sit on the shelf behind my desk! While aliens are pretty cool, they are not the main focus! You'll be too busy this year solving brainteasers, sharpening your teamwork skills, putting your friends in checkmate, knitting hats for the homeless, programming robots, and recycling household items for Venture City. Towards the end of the year you'll even write and produce a script for your very own space movie as we prepare for our annual trip to....the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama! So, buckle up and get ready for the best adVENTURE ever!
5th Grade Venture