Degrees and Certifications:
BS Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Lander University Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education from Converse College
Hello! My name is Tania Collins and I teach 3rd grade here at Drayton Mills Elementary School. I have been with Spartanburg District Seven since the beginning of my teaching career. I taught at Houston Elementary for five years (5th for two years and 3rd for three years). Before entering the field of education , I worked as an accountant and financial analyst at The Greenville News for 10 years.
I was born and raised in Greer, SC and I graduated from Greer High School class of 1994!
I love to read, travel and watch British TV shows on BritBox or Netflix!
Being a teacher has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! I love to see the light in a child's eye when they are successful at something they have done! One of my favorite quotes about education comes from Blues great BB King .. " The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you!"
My mission as a teacher is to instill a sense of confidence within my students which allows them to have the motivation and will power to be successful. I will strive to mold students into independent thinkers that try to find solutions for themselves. I will show them compassion and fairness. Most importantly, I will try to create an environment where each student feels safe, loved and supported.