Fourth Grade Newsletter
Issue 1, September 4th
We will send out newsletters weekly with information on the previous week's curriculum and upcoming events and assignments.
Meet the Captains!
I grew up in Henrico County and attended Douglas S. Freeman High School. Growing up I was a gymnast, diver and swimmer. My parents and younger sister still live in the area. I received my Bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech in Family and Child Development with a minor in psychology. While I was at Tech, I was a co-captain of the Swimming and Diving team. I received my teaching license from Virginia Union University. This will be my 13th year of teaching, 7 of which were in 2nd grade, 3 in 5th grade and this will be my 3rd year in 4th grade. I live in the Forest Hill area with my husband Chris and my son Callen who will be entering into 1st grade. I have had a variety of jobs prior to teaching that include: dive show performer, I worked at Water Country and many state fairs across the country, Internet advertising specialist and diving coach. In my free time I enjoy spending time around the water, reading and cooking.
My name is Kim Edwards, and I will be working alongside Mrs. Commander from mid-October to the beginning of December as a student teacher! I am a current graduate student at VCU, and in December, will be receiving my Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree with a concentration in early and elementary education. I also hold an Associates degree in K-8 education from Germanna Community College and a Bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies from VCU. When I am not in school, I love spending quality time with my family, watching Netflix, or surfing the internet for interesting articles to read. I am looking forward to a fantastic student teaching experience, working with and learning from the wonderful students and staff of Chimborazo!
Hi! I'm Katherine Melson, and I am so excited to be joining the Chimborazo family this year! I grew up in Richmond but have spent the past five years in Charlottesville completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology and obtaining my Masters in Teaching at the University of Virginia. I did my student teaching in Crozet, Virginia and have had many field placements in the Charlottesville area. This spring, I enjoyed substitute teaching in grades K-4. In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, spending time with family and friends, baking, and reading. I can't wait to get to know all of you, and I look forward to an awesome year!
Hi! I'm Mary Haley and while I am new to Chimborazo, I am not new to teaching. This will be my 11th year teaching elementary school. I grew up in Richmond and I am really excited to be back "home!" I went to UVA for my BA in English and to Mary Washington for my teacher licensure. I am currently working towards my Master's in Reading Education. I have two children, both of whom are in college. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, spending time with family, traveling, and of course- READING! I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you this year! I can already tell this is a great community and I am glad to be a member!
Hello, I'm Shanell Coleman, I'm so excited to work with each and everyone of you this year. I grew up in Mechanicsville Virginia. I attained my teaching license from Radford University. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and reading. September 4th is right around the corner. I hope you guys are excited and ready to learn.
Dates to Remember
September 5th - PTA meeting, 5:15 p.m., Room 120
September 13th - Blue Sky Fund
September 15th - RPS Health Fair
September 20th - Back to School Night, 5:30-7:00