My name is Ken Hammond. I am proud to be a former "military brat" but completed junior high school in Warner Robins and graduated from Warner Robins High School. I am proud to be a product of the Houston County School System. We moved back to Warner Robins in 1995 after I retired from the United States Air Force.
I teach 2nd grade reading, writing, science, and social studies. I've been teaching for 10 years after a career in the United States Air Force and working as a Staff Manager for the VP of a Fortune 500 telecommunications company.
My passion has been teaching and being in the classroom with elementary aged children since the Desert Storm War when I became a room daddy for my son's 3rd grade class at Langley AFB while many other service members were deployed and our volunteer pool was drained. Being in the classroom just clicked for me. I was inspired by my son's 3rd grade teacher who worked with him to take him from below grade level to honor roll in one grading period. I wanted to be a dedicated teacher and advocate for students like she was.
In 2007 it was time to cut my ties with corporate America and complete my Student Teaching at Linwood Elementary. It was my final step in recognizing my dream and life purpose to be in the classroom. I graduated from Mercer University December 2007 with my BA in Early Childhood Education and began teaching at Westside Elementary School in January 2008. I completed my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction in 2013.
My family- wife- Rene', son- Jason, and daughter Mallory- encouraged all of my schooling toward my goal of becoming a teacher as I served in the military and then worked full time for corporate America. I love being in the classroom. Teaching is my passion. My students know that they are safe and loved in my classroom. Teaching has enriched my life beyond measure.