Ms. Birdwell graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelors degree in Education in 2011. She attained her EL (English Language Learners) endorsement in 2012.
Ms. Birdwell brings a passion to her work. Perhaps it comes from watching her Mother work for many years at Westmeade. She has taught 4th grade , EL, and is currently teaching 1st grade. What is so exciting about 1st grade is that teachers see the huge growth that happens in this year for students. "It is heartwarming to see the skills we teach "click" with the students. Once they take off, there is nothing stopping them! With such a challenging year, many students can struggle and feel defeated at times. However, it is my philosophy that we can do anything we set our minds to and all you have to do is try. In my classroom, we believe we can, so we do." Her favorite quote is one from Audrey Hepburn, "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, "I’m possible"".