Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kelly Whitten
My name is Mrs.Whitten, and I will be your child's Math and Science teacher this year. I look forward to working with you to help your child meet his/her fullest potiential.
I was born in Bakersfield, California and moved to Oxford, Mississippi from Jacksonville, Fl when I was about 14 (my dad was in the Navy.) I married my high school sweetheart shortly after we graduated in 2002. He joined the Marine Corps and I attended NWCC and later The University of Mississippi where I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2009. We had our first son, Chase, shortly after my graduation. During this time my husband applied for a position with the Oxford Fire Department, where he is currently employed, because he knew his military career would soon be over. I began teaching fourth grade math at South Panola Middle School and after three years I was hired to teach third grade in a self-contained classroom at OE (that summer we moved to Della.) During this time we had our second son, Brooks, who is totally opposite from his brother. After moving to Della I began teaching third grade Math. I am now teaching fourth grade math again.....
Years Teaching: 3 at South Panola 4th grade Math; 1 at OE self-contained; 3 at Della 3rd and 4th grade math
I love teaching and there is nothing better than being able to see the "light bulb moments" first hand......teaching is also very rewarding because I know I can make a difference......
Other things I enjoy: good food (Volta is my favorite), learning new thing/new cultures, Art (painting/crafting...things like that) spending time with my family, and watching movies
My favorite color is green.