The backbone for school success depends a lot on reading. Many students need a little extra push in the right direction. This week’s feature is for those special people that assist students to achieve reading success. Mrs. Missy Frazier is the Title 1 reading instructor. Mrs. Alli Meadows, Mrs. Holly Klotter and Mrs. Kirstann Edwards are her classroom Title 1 instructional assistants.
Missy Frazier taught second grade for nine years in Ohio. She taught first grade for eight years at McCleary and before moving into the Title 1 position seven years ago. Mrs. Klotter has assisted in all grades at McCleary except for pre-kindergarten. Mrs. Edwards has substituted in previous years for all levels (K-12) before being hired as a full-time Title 1 assistant. Mrs. Meadows has helped with grades K-5 in addition to being a substitute teacher.
Mrs. Frazier comes from a long line of educators and decided to make the career switch to education from Interior Design. Mrs. Meadows was a stay at home mom that began volunteering her time at McCleary once her children started school. She saw this as a wonderful way to have the same days off as her children. Mrs. Edwards started substituting and being a bus driver when her four children were all students in the Craig County public school system. “It’s very rewarding to see students succeed and know that you had a part in their success,” Mrs. Klotter said.
Mrs. Kotter and her family moved to the area 11 years ago from northern Virginia. Mrs. Edwards and her husband Tim have four grown children. One daughter is the Agriculture teacher at CCHS. They have a farm with sheep, horses and hay. They have lived in Craig County for 28 years. Mrs. Edwards has been a 4-H leader for the Misty Mountain Manes Horse Club for the past 17 years. Mrs. Meadows has lived in Craig County her entire life. She graduated from CCHS, as did her husband. She has been married for 15 years and has two children. Victor is a student at CCMS and Lilly is a fourth grader at McCleary. Mrs. Frazier is married to Bill Frazier who is the minister at The Forks of Johns Creek Christian church. They have two children and a wonderful son-in-law and daughter in law. They also have two wonderful grandchildren.
Mrs. Frazier states that one of her favorite things about teaching in Craig is the faculty and staff. She stated that “our students are great to work with.” Mrs. Klotter echoed that by stating that “the staff at McCleary are amazing people. They truly want to see your child or children succeed in school.” Mrs. Edwards commented that she loves the small community and school as well.
Mrs. Frazier likes to read, cook and make crafts during her spare time. But most of all she loves spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren.