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Subjects Taught


Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University
Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, Capella University


Burnett Elementary - 10 years

Akron Community School West - 7 years 


My Name is Tantra Pickens I am originally from Greensboro, Alabama.  I graduated from Alabama Agriculture & Mechanical University with a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's in Early Childhood Education from Capella University.  I am very excited to begin my 17th year teaching.  While this is my tenth year teaching at Burnett, I taught seven years at Akron West Elementary in the Hale County School district in Alabama.  My hobbies include reading , traveling, and spending time with my daughter.

Welcome to one of the most incredible years your child will have.  I am happy to introduce myself as your child's Kindergarten teacher!!!  Kindergarten is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning.  This is a year of important transitions.  I hope I instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child's years of schooling.

So much happens in Kindergarten!  It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small success. Each child will progress at his/her own rate.  

Thank you for your time, I look forward to a great year!  Please contact me anytime if you have a question, comment, or concerns.