Hello! My name is Kelly Williams. I am so excited about this upcoming year teaching 1st grade at Blue Ball Elementary. This is my 4th year teaching in the ELANCO school district, but it is my 15th year of my education career. I grew up in Georgia and moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania three years ago. I studied Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University and graduated in December of 2003. I completed my Masters in Elementary Education at KSU in Georgia. I have been married for eleven years. My husband, Cameron, works for Hersheypark Entertainment. We have an 8-year old son named Aiden and a 2-year old baby girl named Aubrey. We also have a miniature dachshund named Maya.
In my classroom, we use positive discipline to have wonderful, productive days. The students will earn stars and High 5’s for making good choices and following our guidelines for success at Blue Ball. In first grade, we will learn important standards that the students will use for the rest of their life. We will have ongoing communication through email blasts and our classroom and team blog throughout the school year.
I firmly believe that a strong home-school link is vital for true academic success. Today is just the beginning of a partnership that will catapult your child to further learning. I look forward to an exciting, motivating, challenging, and positive year with your child. I would like to thank you in advance for entrusting me with their learning. I work diligently to make our classroom the best environment for your child every day. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or you can call me at school.