June 19, 2024

First Grade

We are so excited to have you in first grade this year! We are going to have so much fun learning and growing together! Here are some of the fantastic things we will learn about in first grade:

OQS 1st gr. subjects

We are so excited to be your teachers this year!

Mrs. Bergeron - photo
Mrs. Bergeron
I am so excited to be teaching in First Grade again this year! This will be my sixth year teaching at the Ottauquechee School. I can’t wait to continue learning with you.

Outside of school I am very busy keeping up with my nine month old little girl named Quinn. Our family loves being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and any chance we can get to go to the beach!


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Ms. Tierney
I am thrilled to be starting my 14th year of teaching at OQS and my 24th year of teaching. I absolutely love first grade and am so excited to be one of your teachers.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time hiking, camping, taking long walks and spending time with family, friends and my two sons Connor and Colby. I also enjoy cooking, baking and visiting the ocean.


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Mrs. Beland

I am very excited to be a part of the Ottauquechee team as a special educator and behavior specialist. I love the connections I am able to make with all the kiddos! This will be my 7th year at OQS and I absolutely love working with such amazing teachers and students!

When I am not at school I love to spend time with my husband and two kids going to the ocean, hiking, and camping. I also love to play all kinds of sports and most of all just hang out and have fun with family and friends:)



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Ms. Julia

Hello First Graders and Families, I am honored and excited to join the Ottauquechee team this year as the new First Grade special educator. As someone who grew up in the Hartford School District, I am thrilled to be returning to the district to teach at an amazing school full of gifted educators and inspiring students.

When I am not at school I love to help with coaching/film/photography of the Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Team, write music, forage, travel, and spend time with friends.



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Miss Steph

Hello First Graders! I am excited to start this position as the Math Interventionist for all of OQS this year in the afternoons. I can’t wait to be creative with you to meet your math goals.

In my down time I love being with all of my animals and coaching middle school. I also enjoy being outside, camping and spending time with family.



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Ms. E

Hello New First Graders! I am so delighted to be working with you as a reading interventionist this year! This will be my seventh year teaching at OQS. I have certifications in special education and elementary education.

Outside of school I love to read, make jewelry, travel and visit art museums. I also love to kayak and hike with my partner, friends and dog-Scout.