First Grade

Welcome to first grade, where you will watch your child GROW. Our mission is to ensure that all students receive a rigorous, high quality education in a safe and respectful environment that fosters lifelong learning. You'll be amazed at just how much your child will grow this year. At this point your child has the seed of reading planted, and now you will watch your child blossom into an independent reader. We will encourage your child to become a problem solver, independent thinker, risk taker and ultimately building a love for learning. The most lovely flowers usually have the best gardener...and that is YOU! Staying involved in your child's education is the key to a successful year. As a team, we will work together to help your child blossom into academic independence and success!

Jessicia Ahne

Education: Austin Peay State University - Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education

Austin Peay State University - Masters in Education

Career Ladder I Teacher

Email: ahnej@hcss.org

Tiffany Burcham

Education: Austin Peay State University - Bachelor's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies



Email: burchamt@hcss.org

Sommer Burnette

Education: Austin Peay State University - Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education

Email: burnettes@hcsss.org

Savannah Gore

Education: University of Tennessee Martin - Bachelor's of Science in Business

University of Tennessee Martin - Master's in Education


Email: gores@hcss.org

Kami Moore

Education: University of Tennessee Martin -Bachelor's of Science in Psychology

Freed-Hardeman University - Masters in Education/Curriculum and Instruction

Email: moorek@hcss.org

April McCarson

Education: Austin Peay State University - Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education

Austin Peay State University - Master's in Administration & Supervision

Email: mccarsona@hcss.org