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John Triplett

Westside Elementary Special Education Teacher

Current grades teaching: Kindergarten/1st Grade Inclusion; 1st-3rd Resource

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School phone number: 1-770-748-0831

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Welcome to my teacher page!

It's hard to believe that this is my 15th year teaching exceptional students here in Polk County!

Teaching Career: 

Westside Elementary School= 7 years 

Cedartown High School= 4 years

Murphy Harpst's Children Center= 3 years

Grades Taught:

Over my teaching career, I have taught practically every subject and every grade level (K-12) since joining the PSD team.

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Jacksonville State University (2002)

Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Jacksonville State University (2004)

Walden University with a specialist degree in Special Education (2015)


Regardless of their limitations, every child deserves a chance to succeed. 

I am thrilled and excited to what this school year holds for our wonderful students and school! 

Classroom Rules and Expectations:

Just like in a regular education classroom, students are expected to comply by the PSD Code of Conduct. Students are also expected to complete all assignments in a timely manner. Students are to treat each other with respect at all times as well as show respect to the teacher and other school staff members.

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