First Grade

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First grade is a significant year for learning. Students learn to understand the importance of personal responsibility and decision-making both academically and socially. In first grade, students are expected to develop skills to organize themselves, their work, and acquire skills for learning.

First grade teachers at Kolter offer a supportive, caring, and academically challenging environment to enhance the emotional, social, and intellectual growth of students. Teachers work collaboratively and strive for success for all. The classrooms are self-contained, which provides opportunities for cross-curricular instruction, offering enhanced learning throughout the day.


 

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Alyssa Heater

1st, Team Lead

 
email  alyssa.heater@houstonisd.org      Kolter   713-726-3630      
 
Educational Background: I graduated from the University of Houston with both my undergraduate and masters degree. GO COOGS! I graduated in December 2016 with my Bachelor of Science in Education and then again in December 2018 with my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
Certifications: I am certified in Early Childhood through 6th grade-Generalist, as well as a certification in English as a Second Language.
Professional Experiences: I have been teaching first grade at Kolter since 2017 and I love being a part of the Kolter family!
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy exercising, traveling, and trying new restaurants!

 

 

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Keisha Moss

1st Grade

 
email  Keisha.Moss@houstonisd.org      Kolter   713-726-3630      
 
Educational Background: University of Houston - Downtown - Bachelors of Science - Psychology
Certifications: Early Childhood through 6th grade Generalist
Professional Experiences: Early Childhood Education - Preschool (2010 -2017)
Hobbies/Interests: I love cooking, spending time with my husband and our 2 pups Kyrbe & Remi (the doodles), I enjoy Saturday shopping trips with my mom & friends. Hobbies - major foodie, crafting, throwing & hosting parties and events.

 

 

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Caroline Lopez

1st Grade

 
email  Caroline.Lopez@houstonisd.org      Kolter   713-726-3630      
 
Educational Background: I graduated from the University of Houston with my degree in elementary education.
Certifications: I have my EC-6th and ESL certification.
Professional Experiences: I have been teaching since 2019. I have had the joy of teaching 1st and 2nd grade.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy exercising, traveling, baking, and spending times with family and friends.

 

 

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Emily Marshall

1st Grade

 
email  Emily.Marshall@houstonisd.org      Kolter   713-726-3630      
 
Educational Background: I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development.
Certifications: I am certified in Early Childhood through 6th grade - Generalist, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Gifted and Talented (GT).
Professional Experiences: I began my teaching career in 2020 in Austin, TX, where I taught 2nd grade for two years before moving to Houston and joining the Kolter family!
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

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Abby Wright

1st Grade

 
email  abby.wright@houstonisd.org      Kolter   713-726-3630      
 
Educational Background: I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of Houston (Go Coogs!!).
Certifications: I am certified in early childhood through 6th grade, core subjects.
Professional Experiences: I had a great year in 2nd grade at Kolter and can't wait to start on the 1st grade team.
Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my family (I am the middle child out of 5 so I have a big family!), going to the lake, online shopping, trying new restaurants, and traveling!