Welcome to Mrs. Collier’s Class
Congratulations on being the parent of a first-grader at H.O. Whitehurst Elementary! My name is Amy Collier and I am excited to be your child’s First Grade teacher. I began my teaching career in 2001, then took a break to stay home with my children, and returned to public education in 2015. I love teaching and getting to know my students and their families! I received my BS in Interdisciplinary Studies/Education from Lamar University and my MA in Elementary Math from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
During this year, you will be amazed at how much your child will grow. Your child has had the seeds of reading, math, science and social studies planted during their kindergarten year. In first grade, those seeds will grow and blossom, making your child an accomplished student! You will see changes in your child's thinking as he/she becomes a more successful reader, scientist and mathematician. The change will be dramatic -- just compare a tiny seed with a full-grown sunflower! That's the kind of growth and success that we will work together to see in your child.