Fourth Grade

Shipley's Choice Elementary

Welcome to our Fourth Grade Website

Use this site to find information about schedules, academics, and more. Click on the pages above the title.

Have a wonderful summer! Keep Reading and practicing your math facts/skills.

Mrs. James

The Basics!

This is my 3rd year teaching at Shipley’s Choice and I am looking forward to a fantastic year! Overall, this will be my 8th year of teaching, and I have taught 3rd and 5th grade.

My Childhood!

I grew up in Severna Park, MD, attending Oak Hill Elementary, Severna Park Middle and High school.

My Family!

I have one daughter, Paisley (4) and an 8-year-old chocolate Lab, named Brewer. We live in Crofton. Most of my extended family reside in Maryland.

My Education!

I graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) with a Bachelor's degree in Geography and Environmental Studies and a certificate in Elementary Education in 2010. Three years ago, I earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. Currently, I am taking classes at UMBC focussing on Math Instruction for students in K-8 grade.

Meet Mrs. James.mp4

Mr. Luettgen

The Basics!

My name is Phil Luettgen. This will be my 2nd year teaching at Shipley’s Choice and I am looking forward to an excellent year! Overall, this will be my 8th year of teaching, and I have taught Algebra, Geometry, Alternative Curriculum Class and 4th grade.

My Childhood!

I grew up in Upstate New York in a town called Binghamton. Binghamton, NY is the self-proclaimed Carousel Capital of the World

My Family!

In May 2018 I married my best-friend Katie! We’re currently the proud parents of a few plants and a Roomba.

My Education!

I graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Elementary and Special Education in 2013. I am currently working towards my Graduate Degree in School Improvement/Leadership from Goucher College.


Meet Video.mp4

Ms. Hall

The Basics!

This is my first year teaching at Shipley's Choice! I am looking forward to a fun filled year with the Shipley's Community.

My Childhood!

I was born in Virginia Beach, VA, and grew up in Timonium, MD.

My Family!

I have an older brother who works in Disney World, and a younger sister who is a freshman at Loyola University Maryland. I also have a 6-year-old tuxedo cat, Oreo, who is starting to become double stuffed!

Fun fact: My dad was in the Navy, so my siblings and I were all born in different states!

My Education!

I graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, MD, with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development, a minor in Dance, and an Elementary Education Certification. I really enjoy incorporating my love for dancing in my classroom!


Introduction Final.mp4

Sharpen some pencils, grab your notebooks! Put on your school clothes, and your bright happy looks! It’s time to cheer for a new school year!

Please reach out to one of the fourth grade teachers if needed. Teacher contact information can be found on the contact page.