1st Grade

Our teachers place a big emphasis on social and emotional skills along with teaching the curriculum. Students are also exposed to art, music, technology, and physical education throughout the week. Learn more about the first grade curriculum below.

Meet our First Grade Teachers

Henry Huettel

Job Title: Teacher

Hello Colts!

I am so excited to be teaching first grade at Kohl! This will be my first year at Kohl but I have been working in the district for 4 years in many different roles.

I grew up in Boulder and have loved living in this beautiful state. I enjoy hiking, biking, playing and coaching soccer and spending time outside. I played soccer for Boulder High for 4 years before going back to coach for 5 years. I love supporting players to grow each day and achieve their goals. On the field and in the classroom I love to be goofy and enjoy each moment!

Heads up! (figuratively and literally) I could very easily be the tallest first grade teacher in the district haha :) I pride myself in my ability to grow in my social emotional wellness and I hope to be able to support students in this area as well! I am looking forward to supporting students in all areas of their lives, not just academically. I believe learning and school can and should be exciting, fun and a safe place to be yourself!

When I’m not teaching, coaching or biking, I love to spend time with my fiance, Emily, and our two dogs, Chuck (dark brown) and Nugget (light brown)! I can’t wait for the school year to begin!

Andrea Perez

Job Title: Teacher

My name is Andie Perez, and I am one of the new first grade teachers here at Kohl. I am going into my sixth year of teaching and my fifth year in first grade. I am so very excited to be a Kohl Colt, and can’t wait to meet all of our wonderful students and their families.

I grew up in Colorado Springs and have always had a love for the outdoors. I attended undergrad at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. There, I played soccer, did a lot of camping and backpacking, and did even more skiing! After graduating with my BA in elementary education, I moved to the Front Range to begin my teaching career. In 2019, I received my Masters of Education in Reading, with an added endorsement as a reading specialist.

I live with my boyfriend, Daniel, in Boulder with our dog (Lola) and our two cats (Meeko and Jasper). We spent most of our summer at our family house in Maine doing all the things we love: being with our family, sailing, and eating lots of lobstah!

As a teacher, I have three loves: a love of learning, a love of learners, and a love of bringing the first two loves together. I can’t wait to start learning with all of you!

First Grade Resources