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    Hello!  My name is Mrs. Minter, and I am happy that you are visiting our classroom webpage.  I am very excited about this school year and the opportunity to teach your child. My goal is to provide a loving environment where children feel safe to explore, discover, and take risks. My greatest joy in teaching comes from helping my students develop a positive self image and a desire to learn new things!
     
    I began teaching in 1994 after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  This is my 21st year of teaching and my 14th year at Ponder Elementary School.  I have experience teaching preschool, kindergarten, first grade and third grade.  My family and I live in Ponder, and we feel very blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community!
     
     
     
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