Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Education - May 2000 Masters in Instructional Leadership - May 2010
Mrs. Tiffany Couvillion
Welcome to 7th and 8th-grade writing! My name is Tiffany Couvillion. I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where I also started my career as an educator. My first year of teaching consisted of two-long term positions: one semester in 5th grade and one semester in 2nd grade. As much as I loved working with the littles, I quickly realized my passion was for the older students. For my 3rd and 4th year of teaching, I taught 4th-grade science. As much as I loved doing experiments and hands-on activities with the students, I still did not feel as if this grade-level and subject matter was where I was meant to teach.
It was not until my husband and I moved to Albuquerque, NM, that I finally figured out my calling. During this time, I taught 6th-8th graders and realized that middle school was where I was meant to be and language arts was what I was meant to teach. I spent 9.5 years in NM, but since my husband is in the military, we were PCS'd to Wichita Falls, Texas.
During my time in Wichita Falls, I was a 5th-grade reading teacher. Even though it was only one grade-level below my beloved middle schoolers, I still truly enjoyed this grade level. I loved to share my passion for reading and writing with them.
After four years in Texas, my family and I were moving again, but this time we would be sent to Wichita, KS. This was a hard move, for my children were older (Patrick - 11 and Emily - 8), and they understood what was truly going on and the challenges they would face making new friends. For me, I got to go back to my amazing middle schoolers. I taught ELA to 6th and 7th graders. I was in heaven!!!
This brings me to this year- my 19th year as an educator. I am so excited to be teaching writing to 7th/8th graders at FMS. I cannot wait to meet each and every one of my students and to help them grow and to develop as writers. I am also excited to share this new adventure with my own two kiddos, for they will be a member of the Falcon community, too. Go Firebirds!