WELCOME TO 1st GRADE

Meet Our Team



Miss Aasen graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development. She then obtained a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia. She loves teaching and hopes to instill a growth mindset in each child to help them succeed in both school and life. She had her first baby last April.   Miss Aasen and her husband have a beautiful daughter that just turn 1 last April.  They are expecting their second child in January.  She has three beautiful Golden Retrievers named Candy,  Bennett, and Millie.  She enjoys going on long walks with her dogs and her husband. In her spare time she loves to travel, especially when it means she can go to the Outer Banks! 

Mrs. Ferguson has been teaching at LRES for 14 years.  She is so excited to join the first grade team.  Mrs. Ferguson has her masters in education.  Her and her husband have 3 beautiful girls.  Her oldest daughter just started driving.  She loves spending time with her girls watching movies and playing games.  She is going to be a wonderful asset to the first grade team.  

Mrs.Hinds has been teaching at Leesville Road for 20 years.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee, she and her husband worked and lived in many different states before settling down in Lynchburg.  During that time, she taught in Arizona, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Alabama.  She enjoys watching the children learn to read and gets excited about their accomplishments.  She is a world traveler who enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and their two four-footed children named Higgins and Maggie.  

Mrs. Pendell did her student teaching at our school and went on to be a long term substitute.  She has taught summer school for 2 years now.   This will be Mrs. Pendell's second year of teaching first grade.  We as a first grade team are very happy to have her too!  Mrs. Pendell loves to spend time with her husband.  She enjoys teaching and loves drinking coffee!  

Mrs.Stark has been teaching at LRES for 8 years.  Before that she was in Lynchburg City Schools for 14 years.   She is originally from Upstate, NY and graduated from Liberty University in 1997. She has two children and keeps very busy attending all their sporting activities.  In her spare time she loves to read and watch movies.















Hello Everyone, 

Over the next few weeks, your child has access to several learning sites that can help continue their education.  Please consider using the following programs with your child:

Dreambox, Epic, and Ooka Island 

  
Please continue to listen to your child read each night. Just this simple act can help your child reach their goal.  

Here is a link to wonderful websites to help your child continue learning.




Here is a link to Lab 9 websites.  This is a great list of recourses that will help your child keep learning.