Welcome to First Grade!
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    My name is Jamie DeMinco, Springfield has been my home for 14 years. I began my career as Miss Darling teaching second grade. I was hired as a long-term substitute. That September, I was offered the first grade position teaching with Stacey Byrne. I had the pleasure teaching my first group of students for two years. It was a great educational experience to get to know the children's strengths and weaknesses. I loved seeing their growth and progress during those two years. 
    I also continued my education by obtaining a Masters degree in Literacy back in 2011. I love being an educator and a role model for my students. As an educator, I try to create new and innovative learning experiences for my students.
    When I am not teaching, my husband, Greg, and I are busy with our two children. Lila turned seven in July, and  began 2nd grade in September. She loves reading books, playing on her playset with her friends and making projects for her family. Drew is 5 years old, and is my very active boy. He is attending our preschool program this year. He loves playing in the backyard, playing with trucks and playing with his big sister. He loves watching and learning new things from her.  My family loves going on vacations to faraway places and sharing time together.
    My hope is to pass on my passion for learning to my students. My goal is to give them a memorable first grade experience.