1st Grade

Welcome to first grade at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School! In first grade we love to learn about our faith and love for God and Jesus. We also enjoy learning to read, learning to write and solving math problems. First grade is an exciting year filled with growth in faith, academics and relationships.

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Mrs. Brekke

Mrs. Marianne Brekke has been teaching at Our Lady of Grace since 2000. She received her Bachelor's degrees in Education and Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Mrs. Brekke also has a Master's degree in Education from St. Mary's University. In addition to teaching first grade, Mrs. Brekke is also involved with the Our Lady of Grace Catholic School yearbook, assessment team and run club.

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Mrs. Butcher

Mrs. Katie Butcher is a first grade teacher at Our Lady of Grace. She started teaching at OLG in the fall of 2005. She graduated college with a Bachelors of Applied Science in the K5 Education Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth.  Mrs. Butcher has received her Masters in Education from St Mary's University.

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Miss Varley

Miss Mary Varley is a first grade teacher at Our Lady of Grace. She began teaching at OLG in 2016. Miss Varley received her Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education degree from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina in 2015. She went on to receive her Masters in Early Childhood Education from Furman University in 2016. In addition to teaching first grade, Miss Varley is also involved in the Our Lady of Grace Positivity Project. Miss Varley is looking forward to the year ahead.