WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE

Meet Our Team

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Mrs. Ferguson has been teaching for fifteen years. She has taught grades 7, 6, 4, 3 and will now join the second grade team. She graduated with a degree in elementary education from Carson Newman college and a masters degree in Administration from the University of Virginia. She lives in Lynchburg, Virginia with her husband, John, and their three daughters.

Mrs. Grant  graduated from Radford University with a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Management and Marketing. After working for a Marketing Company for 2 years, she realized it was not her true calling. She was passionate about working with children, and decided to go back to school. She later obtained a Masters in Elementary Education from Liberty University.  Mrs. Grant taught Pre-K for 6 years before making the switch to the public school system, where she taught 2nd grade at Perrymont Elementary. Mrs. Grant strives on providing students with a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment that allows students the opportunity to reach their full potential. As an educator, she not only loves teaching her students, she enjoys learning from them as well. Mrs. Grant and her husband Matt reside in Lynchburg with their two children, Kiley and Parker. When Mrs. Grant isn't teaching, she enjoys traveling, reading, swimming, and most importantly spending time with her family and friends. 

Ms. Midkiff

Mrs. Thompson was born and raised in the state of Connecticut. She went to Lynchburg College in 1983 and graduated with a BS in Early Childhood Education in 1987.  Upon graduation, she was employed by the Campbell County school system and has been teaching for 29 years. Her first eight years of teaching were at Concord Elementary School teaching third grade. Soon after, in 1986, she got married and started a family of her own. In 1990, Mrs. Thompson transferred to Leesville Road Elementary and continued teaching in the third grade before switching to second grade.  Mrs. Thompson’s desire to teach stemmed from the impression of one of her high school teachers. Mrs. Thompson is dedicated to her students, furthering their education, and love for learning. She loves Helen Keller’s quote, "We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others."  Mrs. Thompson enjoys spending time: with her family, at sporting events, being outside, her dogs, and horses.

Mrs. Shepard is a native of Campbell County Schools, where she graduated from Brookville in 1991.  She then graduated from Lynchburg College in 1995, with an Early Childhood Education degree.  Mrs. Shepard taught 4th grade in Danville City Schools during her first year of teaching, and she moved back to Lynchburg and married her husband Ted in 1996.  She began teaching second grade at LRES that fall.  Mrs. Shepard later taught 3rd grade for 13 years, and she is now back “home” in second grade.  In 1998, Mrs. Shepard had her son, J.T.   He graduated from Brookville/CVVC in 2016. Mrs. Shepard has wanted to be a teacher since she was in second grade.  She has always enjoyed helping others learn, and she believes that there is a light inside each of us that is meant to be shared.  

Upcoming Grade-Level Events

  • May Events 2nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:302nd - 17th - PALS testing22nd - 26th - Super Reader Week!26th - Super Hero Lunches29th - Memorial Day - No School30th - Field Day at ...
    Posted May 1, 2017, 5:45 AM by Wendy Shupe
  • April Events 20th - Field Trip to The Virginia Museum of Transportation27th - 2-Hour Early Dismissal           5:00 - 5:45 - Literacy Night - Sign up by the 25th to get free books and ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:19 AM by Wendy Shupe
  • March Events 2nd - Wear Green for RAAW3rd - Mis-Match Day for RAAW4th - Wear a T-shirt from a place you have visited6th - 15th - Book Fair in the Library8th ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2017, 11:49 AM by Wendy Shupe
  • February Events February 9th - Early DismissalFebruary 16th - Conferences from 4:00 - 6:30February 23rd - 2nd Grade habitat project is due. Information about this will come home on 2/13 or ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2017, 1:14 PM by Wendy Shupe
  • December Events 3rd - Breakfast with Santa5th - MAP Math Assessment6th - 8th - Santa Shop 12th - 16th - Spirit week!Monday - Super Hero T-ShirtsTuesday - Crazy Hair and Hat DayWednesday - Camo Day ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2016, 6:15 PM by Wendy Shupe
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