• This is the 1st Grade team.

    Welcome to Sully Elementary! You are going to have a blast in First Grade. We are going to go on many adventures that will help you grow into a confident reader, writer, mathematician and scientist. We are going to have an amazing school year!

    Open House will be held for parents and students on Wednesday, August 24th from 10:00am- 12:00pm.  Sully’s Back to School Event will be held on Wednesday, September 7th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

    Love, The First grade Team

     

    Welcome to First Grade Letter 22-23

    Optional Supply List

Meet the 1st Grade Team

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Stephanie Avants

Hello Sully families!

I am so excited to be working with you this year! This will be my fourth year teaching and my second year in 1st grade! I have spent two years in 3rd grade with Fairfax County and I am looking forward to learning more about you and your students this year.

I graduated from George Mason University with both my bachelor's and master's degrees in Elementary Education. My dad was in the Navy for 20 years and so our family moved around a lot. My family retired in Virginia Beach and I go to visit them often. Our family recently adopted two goldendoodle puppies that are siblings. My puppy is named Tater and he loves treats and toys. He also really enjoys eating ice cream. My parent's puppy is named Winnie and she loves to climb things and is adventurous.

Outside of school, I love to dance! I love Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba dancing. I have been dancing since 2013 and it is a huge passion of mine. In 2020, I began learning ukulele and love playing at school with my students. Last fall, I began taking taekwondo classes again and enjoy board breaking and forms. I have begun to write a children's book series about my dog, Tater, and all his adventures. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to working with you this year. Let's go, Hornets!

Warmly,
Ms. Avants


Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Miss Caroline Richards

Hello! My name is Caroline Richards and I am so excited to be joining the Sully family this year!  This will be my third year teaching.  I spent the last two years teaching second grade at Moorefield Station Elementary.  In 2020, I graduated from Penn State with a bachelor's degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.  I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in second grade!

In my free time, I like to travel and take photographs.  I lived in Asia for 7 years and love to visit new places.  I also enjoy watching college football (Go Nittany Lions)!

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year together!


Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Miss Madison Wallace

Hello! My name is Madison Wallace and this will be my second year at Sully Elementary.

I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Virginia Tech as well as my Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education from Liberty University. It has been my goal since the third grade to become an elementary school teacher. I am so excited to have your child in class this school year and am looking forward to a year full of growth academically, socially, and emotionally. 

I currently live in Waterford with my 2 dogs! In my free time I love to shop, explore new coffee shops, take walks, and spend time with my friends and family.

Please feel free to reach out any time. You can contact me via class dojo or email- madison.wallace@lcps.org

We are going to have a FANTASTIC year in 1st grade! Go Hornets!


Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Seth Stahler

I am the EL teacher for the first grade.  I earned a BA from JMU and have a MAT as well as an EL teaching endorsement.  I have worked in Title l schools my entire career.  I am drawn to schools and coworkers who want to make a difference and help guide students.  I love the diversity of cultures, languages, and backgrounds of the students at Sully.  They have rich backgrounds, are hard working, and always strive to better themselves every day.  

I am originally from Vermont, but have made Virginia my home for many years.  I like to be outside getting my hands dirty working on the land!  I love to exercies, MTB, climb, run, play guitar, DIY projects, and run machinery.  Most of all, I love spending time with my family and showing my son and daughter the ways of the world through hard work, play, and kindness.

Welcome to Sully!

Sincerely, 

Seth Stahler


Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Katie Bretcko

Hello! My name is Katherine Bretcko. I am thrilled to continue to work at Sully. I am one of the EL teachers that will be working with first grade students this year. This will be my 13th year of teaching and third year as an EL Teacher. I have previously taught Kindergarten for 10 years both in Fairfax County and Loudoun County. I have a passion for teaching and have wanted to be an educator as long as I can remember.

I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA (Let’s Go PENS!), but have made Virginia my home for the last 13 years. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughter, family and friends; reading, and exercising/being outside. I attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. I also have completed my certification for EL.

I am very excited to continue to meet and work with all of the students and families at Sully. I’m looking forward to having a wonderful school year! Feel free to contact me at any time via e-mail or ClassDojo.