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 ninth year in first 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 first graders! First grade is such a magical year in your child’s life of learning. Children make such amazing growth in first 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 first and second 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 2 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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