About Mrs. Whitehurst

Welcome, I am thrilled to be your child's teacher! Let me give you some background information on me. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I loved growing up in Tampa with my Dad, Mom, and my two younger brothers, Michael and Matthew. I try to go home as much as possible to visit and watch my brother, Matthew's lacrosse games. After graduating high school I traveled two hours north to the only Florida school option in the Mirabella household.

My family bleeds orange and blue so how could I not dream of attending the University of Florida. I spent an amazing five years at UF learning, growing into a stronger person, and of course enjoying FLORIDA FOOTBALL. I graduated in May 2007 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, but I still wanted to learn more. I began a master's program shortly after, focusing on a literacy specialization. I graduated August 2008 with my Masters in Elementary Education, a reading and ESOL endorsement, and a class full of first grade students ready to learn at Joyce Bullock Elementary School! This 2012-2013 school year will mark my fifth year teaching and I can't wait to get it started. I truly believe this is what I was made to do, because each day I wake up excited to see what knowledge or experience the children will go home with. As a teacher you have an obligation to care for and nurture each child as an individual and as a learner. As classroom relationships/community is built, that obligation turns to a wanting of success for each child and for each child to believe in their ability to learn in every aspect of life. I look forward to your child's success this year!

Adam and Me at National Championhip Game

So you may be wondering how a Tampa girl found her way to the small town of Williston. In college I was introduced to my husband Adam who was born and raised here. His work is here in Williston on the cattle farm, and unfortunately there are not to many cows in the heart of Tampa. We were married in Tampa in May 2008, after our wedding we settled down in Williston and started to create our life together with Sadie (the pup), Lily (the kitty) and Camanchi (the horse). Our newest addition is Remi our rambunctious outside dog! 

Fun things to know about Mrs. Whitehurst:
  • I love to read more than anything.
  • I would eat milk chocolate candy all day if I could! :)
  • My favorite thing on the playground are the swings.       
  • I love to be at the beach, the river, or the pool cooling off from the Florida heat.           
  • We love to be on the, scalloping, scuba diving, or just boating around!                                                  
  • Mr. Adam and I have fun driving around in our Jeep with the top down.
  • We go to almost all the Gator Games.  GO GATORS!!!
  • We enjoy watching NASCAR and we root for Dale, Jr.