Mrs. Terri Helm
Terri Helm has been working with kids in the Bluford school district for 33 years. This school year marks her 34th year in education! Over those years, she has taught special education, 7th grade Language Arts and social studies, 8th grade, and has been a 4th grade teacher for the past nine years. Over that time, Mrs. Helm has served in many roles but, she truly loves teaching in the classroom. Her favorite moments are when students have, "the light bulb moment," when they figure out something they have been struggling to understand. In addition to all she does for students in the classroom, Mrs. Helm also helps maintain the school library. Mrs. Helm also serves as a chaperone with seventh and eighth grade students to our nation's capital. Over the years, she has taken over 150 students to Washington D.C. She shared, "it fills me with pride as the students get to see our war memorials and monuments. It is my hope that each student understands the sacrifices made by men and women that allow us to enjoy so many American freedoms."
Mrs. Helm's favorite moment of her career was when a former student visited to let her know how much of an impact she had on him. She loves to run into former students and learn about how they are succeeding in life.
In her spare time, Mrs. Helm is an avid reader. She shared, "my favorite books this summer were Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, The Other Einstein (about Albert Einstein’s wife, Mileva), and a biography titled The Other Mrs. Kennedy (about Ethel Kennedy)." She likes planting flowers, taking pictures of her kids and grand kids, decorating her house for Christmas, attending live musical and theatrical productions, vacationing with family, strolling through antique stores, and watching HGTV. A new passion for Mrs. Helm is working out. She has found that she truly enjoys going to the gym and working to become healthier and stronger."
Mrs. Helm has served the Bluford community for many years! Over those years, she has been instrumental in the positive development of many young people. Thank you Mrs. Helm for your dedication and service to our young people.
Mrs. Terri Helm