About Mrs. Ballenger
Hello! My name is Saurahnee Gayle Cadwell Ballenger. I am thrilled to be teaching 5th grade at Palmetto Charter School this year! I live in Palmetto with my husband,Byron,our 3 children, Brady, Kai,and Emry. I am an only child. I love to shop, swim, decorate, cook and travel. I have visited many places. Some of my favorites are Israel, Egypt, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Belize, and Alaska. I am a vegetarian. I don't eat meat, eggs, or seafood. I also LOVE to Coupon! I attended Bradenton Christian School from Kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated from there in 1991. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 1996 with a degree in Elementary Education. I met my husband at USF. He is teaching 4th grade this year at Palmetto Elementary. Our son, Brady, was born July 17,2007. He just celebrated his tenth birthday. We are excited that he is in Fifth Grade at PCS this year! We have 2 daughters, Kai and Emry. Kai is 8 years old and is in Third Grade at PCS. Emry is four years old and is in pre-school this year! We are so thankful for 3 beautiful children. Before coming to Palmetto Charter School, I taught 4th and 5th grades at Palmetto Christian School for 12 years. In 2003, I was selected as "Palmetto Christian School Teacher of the Year!" Before I began my teaching career, I enjoyed working at the Palmetto Boys and Girls Club. I am the Palmetto Charter School yearbook editor and have been creating school yearbooks for about 19 years. That's a long time...and a lot of pictures! Every year, parents and students ask about my favorite things and various other information, sometimes they ask me to fill out surveys...Hopefully this helps... ~~FAVORITES~~ Color: Purple, but not to wear... I prefer Black and Pink Restaurants: Red Mesa, O'Hana, Maggianos, Olive Garden, Demetrios Flower: I like them all Jewelry: Silver, Brighton, Tera's Handmade Silver on 43rd street. Monogramming:I LOVE anything monogrammed...towels, sheets, jewelry...you name it...I LOVE IT!!! Stores: Rustic Rose, Crowder's, Bath & Body Works, the Outlet Mall, Home Goods, Tera's Handmade Silver, Marshalls Vacation: I love to go on cruises Movies: I'm not a movie person, but I do enjoy going to the Ruskin Family Drive-In with my family Candy: Chocolate... Peanut M&M's, Cadbury Creme Eggs & mini eggs(my favorite!!) Beverage: Dr. Pepper, Any ice cream based coffee cooler (McDonald's Mocha Frappe/Starbucks White Mocha Frappaccino...) Etc.: I love Tervis Tumblers! Music: Country TV Shows: Dancing with the Stars,Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, Alaskan Bush People Books: Cookbooks--I love to bake! Things to Collect: I do not collect anything! Cake: Carrot Cake, chocolate cake, Publix cake Pie: Coconut Cream, Key Lime Cheesecake: Any kind. I Love Cheese cake Cartoon Character: Dopey from Snow White ~~OTHER STUFF~~ Birthday: September 14, 1973 Anniversary: May 21, 2005 Children: Bradyn Lafayette Ballenger "Brady"--born July 17 ,Kai Emerson -- born December 18; Emry Joi--born March 29, 2013 Pets: Akita/Boxer mix named Nik I'm looking forward to a great year! If there is anything else you'd like to know about me... just ask!
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The mission of Palmetto Charter School is to create a superior learning environment founded upon the shared values of hard work, honor, self- discipline, community and parental involvement, with the purpose of preparing students for academic and social success, in high school and beyond.