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 Fifth Grade Team

Who we are

Mrs. Terry Dixon is a graduate of Longwood College.  This is her 34th year teaching.  Mrs. Dixon is available by calling the school's main phone number, 365-4640 or by e-mail at tdixon@hcps.us. 

Ms. Andrea Ferment is a graduate of Slippery Rock University.  She has taught for over 20 years and had earned her National Board Certification.  Ms. Ferment is available by calling the school's main phone number, 365-4640 or by e-mail at aferment@hcps.us. 

Mrs. Christy Grigg is a graduate of Longwood University where she earned her B.S in Liberal Studies, as well as a two time graduate of Liberty University where she earned both her Masters of Teaching and her Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. She is currently attending Capella University as a doctoral student in the area of Curriculum and Instruction. This is her 9th year teaching and 1st year in Hanover County. Mrs. Grigg is available by calling the school's main phone number, 365-4640 or by e-mail at cgrigg@hcps.us.

Mrs. Jessica Jennings is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she earned both her B.S. in Psychology and her masters in elementary education.  This is her 17th year teaching and 12th in Hanover County.  Mrs. Jennings is available by calling the school's main phone number, 365-4640 or by e-mail at jjennings@hcps.us. 

Mrs. Lindsey McLean earned her masters in elementary education and special education general curriculum from the Curry School at University of Virginia.  She earned a B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development and a B.A. in Spanish from Virginia Tech a few years prior.  She taught at Patrick Henry High School as a Geometry SPED teacher, then moved to teach 5th grade in Henrico.  She is thrilled to be back in Hanover, and at Gandy, her own elementary school.  Mrs. McLean is available by calling the school's main phone number, 365-4640 or by e-mail at lmclean@hcps.us.

Mrs. Kelly Verity is a graduate of James Madison University where she earned  her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and Early Childhood Education.   This is her 16th year teaching and 1st in Hanover County.  Mrs. Verity is available by calling the school's main phone number, 365-4640 or by e-mail at kverity@hcps.us.

Here’s how you can help at home…

  •      Check your child’s Agenda nightly.  Initial it after ensuring that your child has completed his or her homework to the best of his or her ability.  Note:  Please let your child's teacher if your child needs further instruction to complete the assignment. 

  •      Have your child do his or her homework independently whenever possible.  Read over your child’s work to see that all answers are complete.  Help your child find any errors in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, etc.

  •      Study with your child (or have your child study independently if possible) for upcoming tests and quizzes.  Study guides are provided at the beginning of each unit.  Click for HERE the most recent study guides.

  •      Go over the papers that are sent home each week in the Wednesday Folder / Home Communication Envelope.  Praise your child for their academic gains.  Work with your child to review any areas of weakness.  Check with your child’s teacher to see if work can be redone.  Your child will need to master each skill throughout the year, so regular review is essential for success.

 

 

 

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