Welcome to First Grade!
    My name is Jamie DeMinco, Springfield has been my home for 19 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. 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 a fun and innovative learning experiences for my students.
    When I am not teaching, my husband, Greg, and I are busy with our two children and dog, Diesel. Lila turned twelve in July, and will begin 7th grade. She loves dancing, shopping, and playing with her friends. Drew is 9 years old and very active. He will be starting 4th grade this year. He loves playing in the backyard, riding bikes and playing with his best buddies. He loves watching and learning new things.  My family loves going on vacations to faraway places and sharing time together. This summer we traveled to Siesta Key, Brigantine and Daytona. We went parasailing, paddle boarding and visited Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. We had a blast!
    My hope is to pass on my passion for learning to my students. My goal is to give them a memorable first grade experience.