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Mrs. Wykena Thigpen

My name is Wykena Thigpen and I am the Librarian at D.M. Smith Elementary. I am married and I have three handsome boys. I graduated from Delta State University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and a Master’s degree in Special Education.  I am originally from Ruleville, MS but I have lived in Cleveland, MS for the past 10 years. This is my 20th year in education. I taught Special Education for 15 years and the 5 years as a Librarian. I have enjoyed reaching and teaching students. I enjoy seeing that light pop on in a child’s mind when they finally learn something. Although we are going through a pandemic, we will come out strong and more knowledgeable than ever! We will have a great and productive year! Remember to read, read, and read!