Mrs. Swayze Gholson



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, University of Mississippi Endorsements: ELE EDUC (K-6) ENGLISH (7-12) WELLNESS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (K-6) SOCIAL STUDIES (7-12) MILD/MOD DISABILITIES (K-12)

Mrs. Swayze Gholson

OPEN HOUSE: Virtual Open House Video

Hi! My name is Swayze Gholson, and I am so excited to be apart of the Hillcrest family as a 2nd grade teacher this year! I am originally from Columbus, Mississippi. I graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in English and Social Studies. I grew up in a family of educators and administrators. Helping children learn and grow is something I am very passionate about. 

This summer, I got married and moved from Oxford, MS to the wiregrass area with my husband, Andrew. We live in Dothan, and have two labs named Colonel and Nola. In my spare time, I love to cook, shop at Target, drink Starbucks coffee, spend time with family, travel, and attend Ole Miss and Auburn sporting events. 

My teaching philosophy is relationship before content. I believe in student-centered learning. I strive to establish strong student, teacher and parent relationships before introducing academic content as we are all a team in your child's growth. I also encourage creativity, individuality, and inclusion for all students who enter my classroom. I am so excited to get to know your child this year and help them reach their full academic and personal potential.

Please do not hestitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. I know this year brings with it a lot of uncertainty. However, I promise I am committed to doing whatever I can to help you and your child, and to make this school year as positive and productive as possible. I look forward to a wonderful year in 2nd Grade!