Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Bland received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in Family and Consumer Sciences. She went on to have a brief career in banking after graduation. A decision to change careers led Mrs. Bland to Georgia State University where she received another bachelor's degree in middle grades education with concentrations in Science and Language Arts.
Mrs. Bland earned a master’s degree from Central Michigan University in instruction. She recieved certification in gifted education as she worked on her master's degree. Mrs. Bland is currently enrolled in an Ed.D program at Walden University. She has been an educator for 24 years, beginning in the state of Georgia. Mrs. Bland has taught 6th grade math and science, 5th grade (all subjects), and she has also served as an elementary math coach. She is very excited to work with 8th grade Spectrum students this year!
Mrs. Bland enjoys shopping, reading, writing, traveling, games, and movies. Her favorite color is purple and she loves butterflies because their story is so unique and inspiring! Her passion is to provide an in-depth, pedogogically sound education for all students that includes the opportunity for them to grow as individuals.