Welcome to First Grade!
My name is Katelyn Chambers and I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher this year!
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or through a note in your child’s folder.
In my classroom, flexible seating allows students choice and supports self regulation. You will notice students sitting in chairs, on a cushion at a low table, getting their wiggles out on a wobble stool, or standing at a tall table to work. Throughout my time at Evergreen Mill, I have been privileged to work closely with exceptional educators and enjoy partnering with the ECSE programs at our school.
Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. At Penn State, I completed a year long internship in First Grade, during which I conducted research on differentiating Reading Workshop for readers of all levels, culminating in a presentation of my findings at the annual Professional Development School (PDS) inquiry conference. After graduating in 2017, I moved to Leesburg, Virginia to begin my teaching career at Evergreen Mill.
When I’m not teaching, I love to spend time with my friends and family, go on hikes, bake treats, read novels, travel to new places, and attend sporting events. Growing up, I was involved in music, dance, and theatre, as well as sports.
Teaching runs in the family! Both of my parents were teachers for 35+ years (elementary and high school mathematics), my oldest brother is a professor of virology and immunology at West Chester University, and my middle brother is an architect who often designs public and private schools and university buildings in the PA, NJ, and MD area. I often tell my students stories about my brothers, parents, nephews, and dogs, so don't be surprised when they come home telling you all about Miss Chambers' family! I promise we're learning math, reading, and writing- stories just make these lessons more fun!