Welcome to First Grade!
Mrs. Katie Clouse
Welcome to first grade! I have discovered that I absolutely love teaching first grade! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Katie Clouse. I have taught at West Valley for the last 20 years. I have taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades here, and taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in a different district previously. Four years ago I made the jump to first grade and I am so glad I did. Seeing the children every day so happy and eager to learn has rejuvenated my teaching. Personally, I am married and have three children - a 21 year old son, Tre' who is currently operating his own business and getting ready to be married next fall, an 18 year old daughter, Grace, who is in college, and a 12 year old daughter, Olivia, who is in 7th grade at Pioneer Middle School. My husband, Tom, works as a biology teacher at Pioneer Central School. I am really looking forward to working with all of my new friends (both children and parents) in first grade!