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Mrs. Brittanie Berry
Mrs. Berry was born and raised in Forest, VA. She received her Bachelors degree from Liberty University. She has been married to her husband, Ben, for five years. They have an energetic golden retriever, Rio. She loves spending time at the lake, skiing, reading, and playing outside with Rio. Prior to teaching first grade Mrs. Berry taught special education for kindergarten through fifth grade. This is Mrs. Berry’s third year teaching first grade. She is so excited to dive into another year of learning. 

Mrs. Carasella was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Virginia, then went on to receive her Masters degree from Liberty University. She met her husband at LU, and they have been married for two years. Mrs. Carasella and her husband live in Altavista  with their 3 adorable puppies. She loves decorating their new house, entertaining friends and family, and being outside with her dogs. This is Mrs. Carasella’s first year in first grade after spending the past two years in fifth grade. She is so excited  for a fantastic year in first grade!

Mrs. Hedgpeth graduated from Longwood University with BS in Elementary Education. She taught second grade in Halifax County for four years. She has been teaching first grade at AES for 24 years. She is married and has three children and one grandson.   She enjoys cooking and catering. She is also a graduate of Altavista High School.   

Mrs. Hubbard graduated from Radford University with a BS in Early Childhood Education. She began teaching kindergarten in 1981 at Yellow Branch Elementary School. There she taught for 13 years in kindergarten and third grade. In 1994 she transferred to Altavista Elementary where she taught in the Odyssey program until 2000 when she began teaching first grade. She enjoys attending sporting events and reading. She and her husband Dean have two children. She is also a graduate of Altavista High School.

Mrs. Johnson was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA. She received her Bachelors degree from Liberty University. She met her husband at LU, and they have been married for two years. Mrs. Johnson and her husband live in Lynchburg  with their 2 adorable German Shepards. She loves decorating their new house, watercolor painting and sewing, and being outside with her dogs. This is Mrs. Johnson’s third year in first grade after spending the two years in second grade. She is so excited for a fantastic year in first grade!