My name is Tonda Bailey. I am a graduate of Spartanburg School District Three. I received my elementary education degree from Limestone College and my Master of Education degree from Converse College. I have taught kindergarten and first grade, ESOL, and reading recovery during my 26 years at Cowpens Elementary. For the past three years I have been the literacy coach and a reading recovery teacher. It is my desire to help young readers find joy in reading. I am married, have two children, six grandchildren, and one dog. I love reading and spending time with my family.