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Myka  Hammock
Science
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Subjects Taught
Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Physical Science

Education

 

       I graduated from Dadeville High School, in Dadeville, Alabama, in 2003. After graduation, I immediately began my college career at the Opelika campus of Southern Union State Community College on a full academic scholarship. During these two years, I took courses making me eligible to enter nursing school, after a great deal of consideration as to the path I would choose. In the summer semester of 2005, I transferred to Auburn University where I was admitted to the School of Nursing via academic scholarship through East Alabama Medical Center. When two very academically challenging years came to an end, I graduated with a bachelors degree in the science of nursing in May of 2007. I officially obtained my license to practice nursing in the state of Alabama that August. Having always known that I would pursue a post secondary degree, I enrolled in South University as a distance education student. In September 2012, I graduated with a masters degree in business administration, including an additional specialization in healthcare administration. 



Bio

 

    Hi! My name is Myka Hammock, and I am a native of Camp Hill, AL. Here is where I was raised and currently live with my husband and two girls. I am extremely excited to be starting my teaching adventure at Lanett High School, and I hope my excitement and passion translate into my classroom. While nursing is the career path I initially pursued, and the area where I obtained my undergraduate degree, I knew something was missing. After being out of the field as I worked on my graduate degree and being a stay at home mom, I knew in my gut that I'd worked too hard in my studies to not miss nursing any more than I did. However, while growing up, I'd always felt a tug to enter education, but ultimately chose another route: healthcare.

    Because I hadn't felt the passion I'd hoped in nursing, my next professional move only made sense. I would pursue teaching after all. In August of 2016, the opportunity arose to teach secondary sciences at a local private school. I absolutely loved it! Sure, there are days when I could scream or head for the hills, but the passion and drive I felt were REAL! When the opportunity to enter the public school system was opened unexpectedly, I jumped at the chance!  Both nursing and teaching have an incredibly steep learning curve, but the things I've learned in just a short time have been incredible. Every single day I learn something from my students, and often times, these things are about myself.

    Just as I expect my students to enter the door ready to learn, I too am a sponge.  I can't wait to get this school year off to a great start!  Parents, please do NOT hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, no matter how minor. I can't effectively best help you or your child if I'm not aware there's an issue. Let's have a great start to the 2017-2018 school year! GO PANTHERS!!!