Mr. Steve Spires, M. Ed.
Welcome to SPIRES, INC!
This is my 27th year of teaching third grade at Honey Island Elementary and my 31st year teaching third grade overall.
Spires, Inc. (or SI) is an innovactive classroom motivation style of teaching that integrates third grade disciplines with with real world experiences. In SI, children learn the value of their education as they buy and sell items, pay expenses (i.e. taxes, rent, etc.) and operate their own businesses.
I graduated from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1982 with a B.A. in Business and Pre-law. Later in 1986 I was certified in Elementary Education by Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. In 1996 I graduated with a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of New Orleans (UNO).
I am a member of the Louisiana Reading Association (LRA), the Louisiana Science Teachers Association (LSTA) and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). In 2013, I became a published children's book author with the release of my story, THREE LITTLE SHRIMP, by Inspired Books. Later in 2015, Inspired Books published my Hurricane Katrina story, THE OAK TREE.
I look forward to meeting all new employees (students) and their stockholders (parents/guardians) and working together to make this the best year ever!