Third Grade

From the Desk of Mr. Daprano

Hello parents,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year, my name is William Daprano. I am excited to be your child's 3rd grade School of the Arts Math as well as Science teacher this year! My education background includes a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Georgia Southern University. I earned my teaching certification through Clayton County’s TAPP (Teacher Academy of Preparation and Pedagogy) program and am now certified to teach Elementary Education, Special Education, Gifted and ESOL. This will be my sixth year teaching and third year teaching 3rd grade, all of which have been at Jackson Elementary.

My family includes three wonderful and talented sons (Tyler, Michael and Joey). My interests outside of teaching include golf, tennis and basketball. I strongly believe that every child is entitled to an enriching education, respect and professionalism. My goal is to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities. My aim is to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment that fosters confidence and motivates students to reach their fullest potential. I take the responsibilities as an educator very seriously and will work hard to develop mutual trust with students, parents and our administration.

Bill Daprano

From the Desk of Ms. Alexander

Hello parents,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year where BIG things are going to happen! My name is Britney Alexander and I am excited to be your child's 3rd grade Math and Science teacher this year! I currently hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. I will be pursuing my Master’s Degree in the near future. I am entering my fifth year of teaching (3 years in 3rd grade; 2 years in 1st grade). I am proud to say that all five of these years have been with the James A. Jackson Elementary Family.

My family includes two wonderful children (Chase, 8 and Kaci, 2) and my wonderful husband Brandon. My interests outside of teaching include fishing, scrapbooking, and cooking. It is my belief that although all children learn differently, they all deserve the best possible education. It is my goal to provide that for each child that enters my classroom. Education is very dear to my heart, as many of my ancestors were educators. I will make every attempt to develop my students into model citizens of our community and future leaders of our society!

Britney Alexander

From the Desk of Mrs. Ferguson-Chenault

Greeting Parents,

     My name is Mrs. Ferguson-Chenault, and I am eager to announce that I am your child’s 3rd grade School of the Arts teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. I bring forth tremendous amounts of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morris Brown College and a Master’s degree in School Guidance and Counseling PK-12th grade from Nova Southeastern University. I earned my teaching certification in Early Childhood/ Special Education from Mercer University and my Gifted Endorsement through Clayton County Public School. I  am fortunate to have worked with Clayton County Public Schools for over 8 years in the capacity of both a paraprofessional as a well as a teacher ranging from Special Education- 5th grade.

    On a personal note, not only am I a teacher, I am a wife and mother of two children, a 10 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. I believe in the saying “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others do unto you”. I believe this because I expect for my children to receive the best education possible therefore, I am expected to give the best education possible.

     Please know that I ensure you that I will make every intent to make sure your child receives the best education possible and to serve your child with excellence.




From the Desk of Mrs. Levine

Greetings Parents,

As your child’s Language Arts and Social Studies teacher, I want to welcome each of you to my class. I am very excited about the upcoming school year and can’t wait to get to know each one of you. This is my 25th year of teaching, and I know it will be the best year ever! Third grade is an exciting grade. “Oh, the places you will go!” We must all work together as a team to make sure that your child gets the best education possible.

Your child is very important to me, and I want to do everything I can to help your child be successful in my classroom. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can send a note, call, or email me. My email address is The school telephone number is (678) 610-4401.

I look forward to a very positive and exciting year with each of you. Thank you in advance for your support and for allowing me the opportunity to teach your child.

From the Desk of Mrs. McGhee-Turner

Dear Parents/Guardians,

     I am so excited to be your child’s third grade teacher.  This will be my 17th year of teaching.  I will be teaching your child math and science. 

     I am really looking forward to getting to know you and your family this year.  My door is always open to visitors.  Please feel free to visit any time.  Of course, I am always looking for parent volunteers.  Just let me know if you are interested in helping!

     The most important person in your child’s life is YOU.  You are his or her first teacher, and asking your child about the school day, and checking over papers and folders all help your child succeed.  It is also very important that your child arrives at school on time every day.  School begins at 7:45.  

     Please look for a Take-Home folder coming home every day. This will contain homework, school notes, and will provide opportunities for written communication.  Take home folders will be provided for all students. 

     Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. My email address is and the school phone number is 678-610-440. Let’s have a wonderful year!!!

Shenetha Turner

From the Desk of Mrs. Moore

Dear Parents,

My name is Alisa Friedman Moore and I am really glad to welcome you and your child to my classroom this year. I graduated from Georgia College and State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  I have taught 3rd grade for four years and Pre-K three years. These positions enabled me to provide students with an introduction into basic skills and create a strong foundation in which they can build their academic careers.  While student teaching, I gained experience working with a wide range of students, all at different levels.  In order to ensure children reached their academic potential, I strive to differentiate their instruction based on their ability, interest, and learning styles.  I was able to incorporate Art, Spanish Language, and Physical Education into everyday learning.  I am excited to teach your children this year and learn from them as well!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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From the Desk of Ms. Wells


My name is Tanzania Wells. I am excited to be a member of this tremendously talented third grade team here at James A. Jackson Elementary. I am beginning my 15th year of teaching with experience in grades 2-5. This is my 11th year here at Jackson. I teach reading/language arts and social studies. I hold a Masters Degree in Reading and Literacy. 

I am the mother of 3 wonderful children. My twins are entering college this fall and my youngest is entering 10th grade. I love to spend my spare time with my family and friends, cuddled with a good book, relaxing with my Zen coloring books or watching sports. I am an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan! FLY EAGLES FLY!!!

If I can be of any assistance to you and your family please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached via email at

Educationally Yours!

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