Ms. Candace Gilbert-Decker



Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education - Missouri State University Masters in Educational Leadership - Columbia College

Ms. Candace Gilbert-Decker

I am so excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher! This is my 9th year at Thayer Elementary. I was born and raised in the area and have loved growing up here. I have an 8 year old, and a 4 year old who I enjoy spending time with outside of school. Board games are our favorite! 

Your 2nd grader will learn through many different learning experiences.  Students will learn through guided reading and balanced literacy stations in Reading.  We use a hands-on approach to writing through Step Up to Writing and Writer's Workshop.  Students will develop a strong number sense with our innovative math program, Go Math. Technology is an integral tool in all subject areas. 

All students can learn and will develop confidence in themselves.  You will always be your child's first teacher, and now I have the pleasure of assisting you.