Welcome to First Grade!


    My name is Donna Stroud, and I am very excited to have your child as a part of my class this year in First Grade!

    This is my 1st year as a teacher at B F Grady Elementary School and it is my 10th year of teaching. I taught 3rd Grade in Lenoir County for one year and I was a 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Warsaw Elementary for the last 8 years. I received my degree from East Carolina University and graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education K-6 with a concentration on Reading K-12.

    First grade will be full of fun and positive learning. My goal as a teacher is to help your child succeed, not only in first grade but in years to come. Parents, I am counting on you to work with me as a team to ensure that your child is successful. Please, take the time to study with your child, help them with homework, and read with your child each day. This will increase their success throughout the year. 

    I am looking forward to the upcoming school year and getting to meet and know all of my new students and their families. I will be using Class Dojo to communicate with parents and share information. Please, feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. You can contact me by note, phone, or email. I am always available and happy to talk with you or meet with you to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

    Again, I am so excited to meet you all, and I look forward to a fun, positive, and successful year! 


    Contact Information:

    Phone: (252) 568-3487

    Email: dstroud@duplinschools.net
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