Welcome to Second Grade

Jennifer Nessler

My name is Jennifer Nessler. I graduated from Evans High School and Augusta University. I began teaching in 1999 and have taught kindergarten, second, third, and fourth grades over the years. Second grade is definitely my favorite! I have two amazing children of my own at home. We stay busy by playing sports, going to church events, and hanging out with our family and friends.

Katie Stewart

My name is Katie Stewart. I graduated from Westside High School and Augusta State University. I did my student teaching at LES in the same classroom that I’m teaching in now. I began teaching 9 years ago at Lewiston and have loved it ever since. I have taught first, fourth and second grade. Second grade is by far my favorite age to teach. My husband and I have been married for 6 years. We have a little boy named Ash and he is a wild one. He loves anything that he can ride and makes noise. I love anything to do with the ocean, water, or pools. I love anything with a monogram, I am southern girl born and raised. I’m excited for another great year at LES!

Punita Desai

Hi! I am Mrs. Desai and I am originally from India. I have been in the U.S. since 1984 on and off. I am so happy to be your 2nd grade teacher this year! This is my 17th year teaching and I have been at Lewiston since it opened. My husband and I have been married for 16 years! We are pet parents to a dog named Simba and cat named Pia. Simba is my heart and love him to pieces. The cat, not so much! ;) We love, love, love traveling, both nationally and internationally. My favorite trips have been the safari in Kenya and climbing up to the Skylodge in Peru. Anyway, we are going to learn so much and have an awesome time in 2nd grade this year!

Anna Leigh Smith

My name is Anna Leigh Smith and I am so excited about this school year! I am starting my 10th year teaching and my 3rd year at LES. I love Lewiston and I am eager to get the school year started! I graduated from Lakeside High School and I absolutely love that I am teaching in the same county I grew up in. I graduated from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) and I went on to get my Masters in Education at Augusta University. I love Georgia Football, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. I have been passionate about education as long as I can remember and I am looking forward to the best year yet!

Jessica Weber

My name is Jessica Weber. I'm a graduate of Georgia Southern University and I also completed my graduate studies at Augusta State University. I've been teaching since 2010. Since then, I've had the opportunity to teach first grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, and second grade. Teaching second grade is so much fun! I grew up in Roswell, Georgia and relocated to Augusta in 2010 with my husband, Tracy. We have two children, Ava and Hannah. I enjoy reading a new book, shopping, or playing tennis in my free time. Our family loves to go on walks together, golf cart rides through our neighborhood, swim, play at the park, and visit the beach. I'm looking forward to meeting you and having a great year in second grade!

Lindsey Yelton

My name is Lindsey Yelton. I am a graduate of Augusta University. I started teaching in January of 2020 where I taught fourth grade science and social studies. I recently got married and my husband's name is Adam. Together we have two dogs, Cooper and Millie. We also have a small farm with about 70 chickens, two ducks, and lots of farm land. During the summer we enjoy growing our own vegetables! I love spending time with family and friends, shopping, and finding new restaurants to try. Some of my favorite things include cherry coke, the beach, chick-fil-a, the color blue, and Amazon shopping! I am so excited to be teaching second grade and I am looking forward to a great year at LES!

My name is Heidi Little. I graduated from Aiken High School and the College of Charleston. I’ve been teaching for 24 years and have taught many grades, but second grade is my favorite. I’ve spent 13 years in second grade at Lewiston. I love shopping, cooking, dining out, and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to an exciting year in second grade!