First Grade

Welcome to 1st Grade!

We are really learning and growing!
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Kelli Cropper

Ms. Cropper has been a first grade teacher for 21 years. She began her teaching career in the Baltimore City Public Schools at Sarah M. Roach Elementary School.  She later decided to return home to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and has been a first grade teacher at Pocomoke Elementary School for the last 18 years. Ms. Cropper's love for learning is evident in her students!  She believes that all students will be successful if there is consistent support in the classroom and at home!

Lavonya Dashiell
Mrs. Dashiell is a native of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  She graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor's in elementary education.  She received her master's in educational leadership from Wilmington University.  She taught 4th grade for one year in Accomack County, and has been at Pocomoke Elementary School since 2000. She began as a 3rd grade teacher and is currently one of our 1st grade teachers.  In an environment with love and constant support, she believes that all children can grow and become successful.  

Danielle Jackson
Ms. Jackson is a Worcester County native.  She graduated from Wilmington University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and has been at Pocomoke Elementary School since 2013.  She loves it here!

Donna Logan
Mrs. Logan teaches first grade here at Pocomoke Elementary School.  She has been an early childhood teacher for 17 years and here at PES for 11 years, teaching kindergarten and now first grade.  Mrs. Logan believes in creating a student-centered classroom and emphasizing learning skills for all types of students.

Roger Nelson
Mr. Nelson grew up in Snow Hill.  He graduated from Salisbury State College and has been teaching first grade right here at PES for 36 years.

Diane Sterling
Mrs. Sterling earned her bachelor of science degree in special education from the University of Virginia and her master's degree in education from Salisbury State College.  She worked in the Virginia public school system and has taught at Pocomoke Elementary School since 2008.