Mrs. Candice Blackburn has been teaching for 13 years as an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Pre-K Teacher, 10 of those years at Molino Park. “The Lord has blessed me with a career that places some special little people in my life. I truly feel that every child I have had the pleasure of loving has a permanent place in my heart and has an impact on the person I am today.” She hopes that her students leave her class knowing three things; that ScHoOl Is CoOl, that EVERYONE can learn, and most importantly that she loves them.
Mrs. Blackburn was born in Cantonment and has lived in Escambia County her entire life. “I cannot remember a time that I did not want to be a teacher when I was growing up. I am so blessed that the Lord has granted me the privilege of being a teacher.” She went to Tate High School, Pensacola State College, and then graduated from The University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exceptional Student Education. In the next four years, she graduated from The University of West Florida with both of her Master’s Degrees in Exceptional Student Education and Educational Leadership. She is a National Board-Certified Teacher in the field of Exceptional Student Education. “I am super blessed to have been given the honor of Teacher-Of-The-Year for the 2009-2010 school year.”
Mrs. Blackburn is happily married to her husband of 11 years, Matt. They have three beautiful daughters. The twins are 7 (Addison & Alexis), and the youngest is 4 (Raeleigh). “The Lord has truly blessed us with a house full of spunky, fun, adventurous, loving girls! We LOVE being parents more than words can describe. I get the pleasure of bringing all of my girls with me to MPE everyday.”
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