Mrs. Chatman-Dunbar

Phone: 228-432-3700


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction

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(my planning time is 2:10-2:45 PM).
I am so excited to be your child's fifth grade science teacher. This is my eighth year teaching fifth grade,  and fourteenth year teaching altogether. I have taught grades third and fourth as well,  and can truly wake up every morning and say"I love it with a passion." 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 a very IMPORTANT part of this curriculum. It is my way of pulling kids for one to one instruction. If they bring me an empty sheet back, I have nothing to go on, and it hinders my ability to help them succeed. Homework shouldn't 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 encourage students to review and study nightly. Read nonfiction books on the topics that we are discussing in class. 
 I have a BS in Elementary Education, AA in Human Service, and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught grades 3-5, 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 3 (2 girls, 1 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 are capable of doing by setting high expectations. The reward to setting high expectations is being able to congratulate them when they work beyond my expectations, but more so their own expectations.