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Miss Kelsey Odom, First Grade

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

            My name is Kelsey Odom, but my students call me Miss Odom.  In May of 2013, I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Elementary Teaching.  Some of you may already know me because I completed my student teaching with retired second grade teacher, Mrs. Smith, and I have taught third grade at Harold S. Winograd K-8 School for the past nine years.  This year, I volunteered to teach 1st grade.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Winograd team, and for a new experience as a first grade teacher! 

            I was born and raised in the scenic mountain town of Gunnison, Colorado where I attended a K-8 school very similar to Winograd.  If you and your family are new to Winograd, I think you will find that there is a family-like atmosphere that allows students to thrive and become responsible, caring and intelligent young adults.  

            First grade is going to be a challenging yet fun year!  By the spring, the goal is for students to be reading fluently at grade-level and to able to express themselves well through writing so for the majority of the year first graders hone these skills and increase the ability to work independently.  I hold myself to high standards as a teacher, and I hold my students to high standards as well.  It is my experience that when individuals have lofty goals they often rise to meet them.  That is what we are going to be doing in Room 110 – showing our smarts and furthering our knowledge!

            Parents and guardians, I know you care deeply about your child and I do too!  I want to work as a team during the 2022-2023 school year to help your child grow in the classroom and beyond.  I think communication is essential so you can expect me to post frequently on Class Dojo.  I look forward to meeting and talking to each one of you.  Please do not hesitate to call me or email me.

            Thank you for your cooperation and excitement as we head towards the 2022-2023 school year!  See you in August!