Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Elementary Education Certification in Early Childhood Education Master's in Special Education (Gifted)
Mrs. Anita Reaves St. John
I have been teaching for over 25 years here in Alabama. I began my career at Wellborn Elementary School back in 1991. Throughout my career, I have taught kindergarten, Pre-first, first & second grades, 5th grade science & social studies, and gifted. The majority of my career has been here in Calhoun County, but I also taught several years in Elmore County.
I attended Jacksonville State University for my bachelor's degree in elementary education and added on early childhood certification at Auburn University in Montgomery. I received my master's degree in special education, focusing on gifted & talented education, from the great University of Alabama.
I am a graduate of Ohatchee High School (1986). I started first grade there in 1974, back when it was all one school. I am married to Ricky St. John (a Ragland boy). Together we share four grown children and a precious granddaughter.
I am a huge Alabama fan, although I am married to a huge Auburn fan. Some of my favorite things are cats, the color purple, Winnie the Pooh, chocolate, roses, Coke Zero, peach tea (diet of course), and my church (Oak Bowery Baptist Church). I love to spend time with my family.
I am the contact teacher for Wellborn and White Plains schools.
Two of my favorite quotes:
"When life gives you a hundred reasons to frown, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."
"Don't be afraid to try something new. Professionals built the Titanic, and an amateur built the ark."