1st Grade


Mrs. Schuh

JoEllen Schuh 
262-367-2000 x105 
  Welcome to first grade! After graduating from UW-Whitewater, I taught elementary Spanish for four years in Kettle Moraine before joining the dedicated and passionate staff at Swallow. I taught 3rd grade for 10 years, and this will be my tenth year in 1st grade. I also have my master's degree from UW-Whitewater. 

I feel privileged to teach at Swallow and to work with your child. I love my job, and I love 1st graders! First grade is such a magical year in your child’s life of learning. Children make such amazing growth in 1st grade as they begin to become readers and writers. It is so rewarding to be a part of this magical journey and to nurture your child.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, walking, cooking, and baking. Our family lives in Oconomowoc. My husband and I have two sons who attend Oconomowoc High School. As a family, we enjoy spending time outside or at music and sporting events that our boys are involved in.

I look forward to a fun year of learning with your child!
 Mrs. Wertschnig Shelly Wertschnig 
262-367-2000 x151

Welcome to 1st grade! My name is Shelly Wertschnig and I'm so happy to be part of the second grade team at Swallow School. I have spent the last 20 years teaching 1st and 2nd grade. I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education from St. Norbert College with a minor in English. During my journey here at Swallow, I earned my master's degree from Mount Mary College. Our Swallow School family nurtures and supports students, families and staff!

In my 1st grade classroom, I strive to ensure all students are challenged to rise to their full potential. Students work on tasks that are appropriate for their diverse learning styles and needs. I guide students to better themselves as readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists. Students learn to think critically and problem solve independently and with others. I love what I do and your child will feel the positive energy in my classroom!

When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. I live in Germantown and have two daughters who are in 5th and 7th grade. We love to spend time outside playing with our dogs, swimming, biking and hiking.

My favorite author said it best:

The more you read,
the more you know.
The more you learn,
the more places you’ll go! ~ Dr. Seuss

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