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Karen Berry
Berry, Karen
First Grade Teacher
The kids call me: Mrs. Karen
Grades I've taught: Only First
My favorite thing about teaching: I love working with children. Teaching a child to read opens a door to people and places that can’t be explained. That in itself brings me incredible joy.  
Favorite Quote: Logic gets you from A to B, but imagination takes you everywhere. - Albert Einstein
Jenny Burgess
Burgess, Jenny
First Grade Teacher
The kids call me: Mrs Jenny
Grades I've taught: 1st and 3rd
Why I teach: I get  to be a part of a child’s  life and instill how important learning is.. Life is full of opportunities and showing a little one all life has to offer is a blessing.
Favorite quote: "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you!"  -B.B. King
Amanda Gasiecki
Gasiecki, Amanda
First Grade Teacher
The kids call me: Mrs. Mandie 
Grades I've taught: K and 1st
My favorite thing about teaching: My favorite part of teaching is building a classroom community where everyone is valued, loved, and where everyone learns (me included).
Favorite Quote: “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” And “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
Jessica Jackson
Jackson, Jessica
First Grade Teacher
The kids call me: Mrs. Jessica    
Grades I have taught: Only 1st Grade    
My favorite thing about teaching: Being able to see their smiling faces in the morning. Watching them grow and learn everyday.  
Favorite Quote: "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

Reminders:

  • Please, make sure that your child brings a jacket and/or cold weather attire to school each and every day. If the  weather permits, we will try to go outside.   
  • Be sure to send a snack with your student every day.
  • Weekly assessments are completed every Friday.
  • Be sure to read for 20 minutes or more, every night. 

 

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