About Us

Mrs. Branon and Mrs. Ely

This is our 10th year of teaching together and it is our second year of teaching fifth grade. We are very excited about learning with our students. We are looking very forward to seeing students develop into active, engaged, and responsible citizens over the course of the next two years.

Mrs.Cathryn (Cathy) Branon graduated from Johnson State College and from Southern New Hampshire University. She lives in Sheldon with her husband, Rusty and their two children, Laura and Eddie. She enjoys photography, gardening, hunting, maple sugaring, baking, and spending time with her family . Mrs. Branon will be the primary science and mathematics teacher on the team.

Mrs. Laurie Ely also graduated from Johnson State College. She lives in Essex with her husband, Ray and their two sons, Sam and Adam. Together they own and operate two convenience stores, one in Essex and the other in Jericho. She enjoys flower gardening, running, photography, reading, the Boston Red Sox, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Ely will be the primary social studies and language arts teacher for the team.

The other teachers on our learning community are Rachel Whiting and Laura Johnson. Rachel is new to our team.  She will be the team assistant for CHAMP Community. Ms. Johnson student taught with Ms. Katerina in the middle school art program and completed the year as a long term substitute. She will be a para educator in our learning community this year. We all look forward to working together with your children.

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