Ms. Daragh Boland Daragh Boland » Welcome to Fifth Grade

Welcome to Fifth Grade

I am a 5th grade science teacher to approximately 90 students. We have limited instructional resources and almost nonexistent funding. My students and I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer at making this year’s science learning experiences the best ever!
Thank You in advance!!
Ms. Boland's Classroom Wish List:
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My name is Daragh Boland (pronounced “Dara”). I am a graduate from The State University of NY at Oneonta. I obtained a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education for grades N-6 with a concentration in science.
I have substitute taught in many grades, became a Remedial Reading Specialist when I first moved to NC and served hundreds of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Davidson County, NC. I then went on to teach second grade for more than 10 years at Wallburg Elementary School.
After an unexpected move to Florida I became a first grade teacher in Lakeland, FL. During my time in Florida I finished my Master’s Degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction.
Upon my return to NC (much to my delight), I obtained a job teaching fifth grade at Fair Grove Elementary School. After a year at Fair Grove Elementary School, I was able to return "home" to Wallburg Elementary. I have taught fifth grade and fourth grade math and science since my return and I am currently one of the fifth grade science teachers. During the 2018-2019 school year and summer I obtained my add on licensure to teach gifted education in grades K-12. 
I am passionate about teaching and consider myself a life-long learner. It is with honor, excitement and humility that I eagerly look toward the coming year with great excitement!