Phone: (228) 870-1025


Degrees and Certifications:

The University of Southern Mississippi Bachelor of Science College of Education Certifications in Science, Social Studies, & Reading

Ms. Chyna Byrd

Hello and welcome to 5th grade! My name is Ms. Byrd and I am going to be your science teacher! Let me be the first to say PHEW!--It's definitely time to start a fresh school year! I'm sure we are all ready to get back to "normal"--whatever THAT means these days. Let me get started by telling you a little bit about myself: I was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and have lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for most of my life. I am recently engaged and while I do not have children of my own yet, I do have a 2-year-old Siberian Husky named Howl. I enjoy traveling, watching movies, hiking, and watching reality television and interesting documentaries. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education with certifications and expertise in social studies, reading, and my favorite--SCIENCE! Education is very important to me as I have personally experienced how many doors are opened to those who have a passion and commitment to learn. It is my goal to assist your child in solidifying their 4th grade skills, honing their 5th grade skills, and preparing them for 6th grade tasks. I am fully committed and priviledged in teaching your child and motivating them to become a problem solver, lifelong learner, and productive member of society.

I may not know what this year has in store for us, but I rest assured that we will work together and make it through any potential crisis that comes our way! The entire Gulfport community has perservered through many hardships, overcome many obstacles, and will continue raising the academic standard for your child and promoting their success. To meet these goals, I have been preparing over the summer to organize activities that will actively engage, inspire, and challenge your child. I will occasionally host science experiments and assign science research and art projects. If you have any questions, please do not hesistate to contact me via email, School Status, or by leaving me a message at the front office. Please see the links below to be directed to our class's projected learning plan, my rules and expectations, and a few of our classroom procedures.

Looking forward to a fun filled year, 

 Chyna Byrd

5th Grade Science

West Elementary


Projected Learning Plan

Rules & Expectations

Classroom Procedures