About Your TeacherHi! I'm Paula Richardson and I enjoy teaching at Sand Hill. Kindergarten is my passion!! It's amazing to see the progress these little students make throughout the school year.My husband and I have been married for 35 years. We both grew up here and continue to call Effingham County our home. In fact, I grew up in the Sand Hill district, so Sand Hill Elementary is especially dear to me. Right after graduating from Effingham County High School, I got married and I worked in many different fields before deciding to go back to school to earn my teaching degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University. After earning my undergraduate degree, I worked as a paraprofessional at Springfield Elementary for a few months and then took a teaching position there in kindergarten. During the 6 years that I taught there, I really learned a lot! I earned a Reading Endorsement certificate, and also joined a co-hort where I earned a masters degree from GSU.Due to my need of being closer to home and family, and wanting to help out with my nephew, who was beginning pre-k, I transferred to Sand Hill Elementary. While at Sand Hill, I have taught kindergarten for 24 years and first grade one year. Being close to my home and family, and working in my community is such a blessing to me!
Some of the things I enjoy doing are: spending time with family, cooking, planting flowers and working in my yard, reading, and making crafts-you can often find me at Michael's and Hobby Lobby.