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Hello and welcome!
I'm Mr. Balistriere and I teach 4th grade ELA and social studies here at Pearman Elementary. It is great priviledge to lead a great class of kids who are eager to learn and ready to share what they already know.
As often pointed out, I don't sound like I'm from here and that's because I'm not. Instead I hail from Wisconsin, just a half hour drive north from Milwaukee. It's surprisingly a lot like Cleveland, MS, but colder. Much colder. It was there that I studied and graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a B.A. in English, a certificate in religious studies, and a deep love for literature, poetry, and writing that I continuously work to impart on the students.
The Delta has been my home now for nearly two years and I've enjoyed Mississippi life, kindess, the food (of course), but, above all, being with my classes as we learn and grow together!