Hello, my name is Celena Chastain. I have been teaching for fourteen years here at W.L. Swain Elementary. This is my sixth year as the School Library Media Specialist. Prior to this position, I taught four years in Kindergarten and four years in 1st grade. Before coming to Swain, I taught seventh grade Science at Ashworth Middle School.
I graduated from Shorter College with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education in December 2002. In May of 2009, I graduated with a Master's degree in Instructional Technology from Lesley University. In addition, I earned a Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership from Piedmont College in December 2010. In 2012, I earned a Specialist degree in School Library/Media from the University of West Georgia.
This year, I am serving as a part of the school leadership team, as the lead Reading Bowl coach, as a website administrator for Swain, as the chair of Swain's media/technology committee and as a technology specialist to provide teacher trainings in educational technology.
It is my sincere desire to touch the lives of all of my students. I look forward to a wonderful year filled with fun-filled learning that instills a love of reading in every child!