Lynda Hathcock, who teaches kindergarten at Martin Primary School in Martin, believes that "children's needs are better met when the family situation is known." To this end, Mrs. Hathcock makes a home-visit to each of her students' families at the beginning of the school year. Home-visits serve to clarify a child's situation and help Mrs. Hathcock develop a deeper understanding of the specific needs pertaining to each child. Through her involvement with the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Southern Early Childhood Association and the Northwest Association of Young Children, Mrs. Hathcock stays abreast of current trends in early education. "I gather new ideas to bring back to my classroom," she says. In her work as a cooperating teacher, Mrs. Hathcock has had the opportunity to encourage and influence many student teachers and practicum students.
1964 University of Tennessee - Martin, B.S.