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Mrs. Vella

My name is Kate Vella, and I am your child’s new teacher for first grade this school year.  I am so grateful and excited to have the opportunity to work with you and your child.  I am eager to create and support a positive learning experience for your child. I can’t wait to get to know my wonderful new friends. 

Although Johnson School is a new school for me, I have many years of experience in education.  Previously, I have worked in the Howell School District, in Kindergarten and Special Education programs.  I took a couple of years off to raise my children.  When my children started school full time, I wanted to get back into education.  I taught preschool in a private school for a year, before getting hired here in Jackson.  I just finished teaching a leave of absence to a wonderful group of 3rd grade children at Switlik Elementary.  Now I get to join the wonderful family of Howard C. Johnson Elementary.

I will continue to utilize Class Dojo as a form of communication with you.  You may also contact me anytime at my email .  I am beyond excited about being your child's teacher for the remainder of the year. I can’t wait to watch them grow and learn new things every day.