Phone: 228-432-3700


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Chatman-Dunbar, M. ED


Mrs. Chatman-Dunbar

Welcome to the fifth grade. Please feel free to contact me anytime during the school year via email: or phone 228-432-3700

I am so excited to be your child's fifth grade science teacher. This is my ninth year teaching fifth grade, and seventeenth year teaching altogether. I have taught grades third and fourth as well. So I do know where your child is coming from in a sense. I hope you will promise to take the time and effort to work with me as a team,a good support team ensures a productive and successful school year.

Homework is an important part of this curriculum. It is my way of knowing if your kid(s) need extra help on a standard being taught. If they bring me an empty sheet back, I have nothing to go on, and it hinders my ability to help them succeed. Homework should not take more than 15-20 minutes if students are coming into class daily working from start to finish. If you find that he or she is spending hours to do homework, then it is usually due to them not completing the required work in class and now it has become homework times 2. I don't always give homework, but PLEASE encourage students to review and

study nightly. Read nonfiction books on the topics that we are discussing in class, it truly helps with testing in Science.

I have a BS in Elementary Education, AA in Human Service, and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I am honored to be named the recipient of the Beverly Briscoe Award and Teacher of the Year for the Biloxi Public Schools. I am a mother (4 girls, 1 boy) and a proud Glamma of 4 (2 girls, 2 boy).

It is such a privilege to be a part of your child's learning experience. I will push your children beyond what they feel they can do by setting high expectations.

The reward of setting high expectations is being able to congratulate them when they work beyond my expectations, but more so their own expectations.