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Hello! My name is Mrs. Hattery. I am so excited to begin working with a new group of students and families and know it will be a great year! This will be my 18th year of teaching in New Albany and every year has been with first grade! First grade is such an amazing year of development. No two years or classes have been the same and there is never a dull moment! During my time at New Albany I have served as mentor to new staff and have enjoyed serving as a cooperating teacher for student teachers from Ohio State and Mount Vernon University. From the time I was little I was always interested in education and whenever possible coached or created worksheets for everyone in my neighborhood. When I went to college selecting a major was not a hard decision. I feel so fortunate to be an educator and to be working with your child this year.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Ohio University. During my time there I participated in a specialized program called C.A.R.E. (Creating Active and Reflective Educators) and student taught in a rural school in Amesville, Ohio. I graduated at the top of my class and was able to earn a job as a 1st grade teacher with New Albany Schools. A few years later I began working toward a Master’s degree while taking evening coursework at Ashland University’s Columbus campus. This degree specialized in reading and literacy. Teaching your child to read and improve his or her skills in reading is a passion of mine so reading and literacy will definitely be a focus this year! Since then I have continued professional development work with Otterbein University in technology and the arts.
My husband, Shannon, and I live in New Albany with our daughters Katy (9) and Brooke (8). Both girls will attend New Albany this year in 3rd and 4th grade. Katy is excited to be joining the NAAC swim team this year and Brooke will continue in Brownies and gymnastics. We recently adopted a Chihuahua puppy named Packer (Go Green Bay!) from the Franklin County Dog Shelter. He broke his leg over the summer and finally got the cast removed the day school started. He is so happy to be able to go on walks again! In my spare time I love to be outdoors and enjoy hiking, visiting local parks, and running. Most of the summer we spent visiting with friends and family, adventuring around Columbus, and camping at Mohican.
I am looking forward to another amazing year!