Blogging has been a challenge for me but has provided me the opportunity to reflect on my teaching and the impact the fellowship has made for me professionally. I am more aware of how my instruction in the classroom impacts students long after they leave my classroom and the school setting in general. I was […]

Things worth having don’t come easy. Transitioning from the middle school setting to the elementary school has been difficult, but worthwhile. I am reminded daily that students come to us like an empty buckets waiting to be filled with  of the knowledge of life. I was so worried about the move back to the elementary […]

Coats Facts

July 23rd, 2019 by Donna Pyatt

As I begin my last week at Coats, I thought I would share a few important facts about who they are and what they do. They are: The worlds largest manufacturer of sewing thread. One in five garments on the planet is held together using Coats thread. Global leader in specialty, high technology threads and […]

I know….the grammar…the horror! But it was exactly what was going through my mind after my first day with Coats. The only knowledge I had about Coats was from friends and family members that had been employed with them many years ago. Those days are long gone and Coats is continually changing and growing, proving […]

Well…I should have known that the place my mother worked so long ago had changed since she darkened their doors. After all, it’s only been about 30 plus years ago! If you don’t know anything about Coats and would have asked me a month ago, I would have told you all about what I knew […]

Before I continue my journaling journey, I thought it might be a good idea if I addressed a few questions that were supposed to be answered by this point. In all honesty, I am new to blogging and my first entry was added as a comment so it was deleted by the blog gurus! Lesson […]

Day 1

July 9th, 2019 by Donna Pyatt

Here goes my first attempt at blogging… It all started one stormy night…I couldn’t sleep a wink. I was so nervous. Tons of questions were forming as I was working hard on trying to clear my head in hopes of getting ample sleep in preparation for my first day as a Kenan Fellow with  Coats. […]

Hello world!

June 14th, 2019 by Donna Pyatt

A little about me… I am a mother of two wonderful children that have constantly encouraged me to do my best and reach my personal goals. I am a highly motivated educator exploring ways to keep my students engaged and curious!