First Grade

Mrs. Jodeen Britton

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Teacher - Grade 1

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Mrs. Britton graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. In 1990, she completed her Master’s Degree in Reading Instruction from Eastern Michigan University. She has taught in various combinations of classrooms in grades 1-4 for 33 years. She has done a lot of departmentalizing in the area of art in all grades except Kindergarten. Twelve of her teaching years were spent in Michigan at two different schools. She spent 2 years in Echo, Minnesota, getting the Every Child Has Opportunities Charter School up and running. She is now in her 20th year at Good Shepherd Lutheran. Mrs. Britton is married to Stan and has 2 children who attended Good Shepherd Lutheran and graduated from St. Croix Lutheran.

1st Grade Highlights

  • Show and Tell
  • Learning to be better readers
  • Fantastic Field Trips (plays, Arboretum, History Center)
  • Reading Minutes
  • Spelling Games
  • Music with Miss Heller
  • Mr. Science visits
  • Special-Person Bulletin Board
  • Parent visits
  • Valentines’ and Christmas parties
  • Art

Teaching Philosophy
Each day is a gift from God, and I am privileged to spend those days with Jesus’ little lambs. As I instruct them in God’s Word and all the other subjects, I continue to learn from them as well.  My goal is to build on their love for their Lord and see them grow spiritually, emotionally, and academically. Instilling a love of learning, especially reading is an outcome that I want to see in each individual entrusted to my care. I am honored to serve my Lord teaching at Good Shepherd Lutheran School, working closely with parents and other staff members.