taught in the Richmond County School System in Augusta, GA for 15 years, being repeatedly named a highly qualified middle grades ELA teacher.
Not only was Ms. Ussin instrumental in raising academic achievement for over 2,000 students, but she consistently fostered a well-managed, fun, safe and orderly environment that was conducive for learning for all students.
It’s her mission, now, to EDUCATE, EMPOWER, and EQUIP other teachers with the same classroom management practices and skills she successfully employed in her own classroom, year after year.
“I can count, on one hand, the number of discipline referrals I wrote in my 15-year tenure as a classroom teacher. There were some incidents that were mandated by the administration to be “automatic write-ups”—fights, possession of weapons, etc.—but beyond those, I can count my referrals on one hand.”
“Students do whatever teachers allow them to do, but what students want to do is what teachers expect of them."
Get to know Ms. Ussin
DEF-EDucation Episode 3 - Iantha Ussin
Episode: Iantha Ussin MAT - Author Talks:
"Your Classroom or Their Playground"
S3 EP3 If It's His Will, It's His Bill
(ft. Iantha Ussin)
Episode 114: The Heart of an Educator: What Every Parent Needs to Hear! Featuring Iantha Ussin
As her supervising principal, I saw Ms. Ussin demonstrate, daily, the importance of developing and building individual relationships with the students and their parents. I was so impressed that I implemented part of her classroom management techniques into the school-wide management plan. Her above-average performance was a major factor in our school being removed from the state’s failing list.
– Dr. Wayne Frazier, Board Member
Richmond County Board of Education, Augusta, GA