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

Staci Groce

Job Title: Teacher
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Sara Holley

Job Title: Teacher
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Biography:

Hello, my name is Sara Holley. This is my 22nd year of teaching either First grade or Kindergarten. All four of my children attended Kohl Elementary so I have been a proud member of our Kohl community for even longer!

I have a Bachelor's of Arts in English and obtained my teaching degree and Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Colorado at Denver. With a focus in my studies on the Young Child, I still love to teach young children the joy of reading!
When not in the classroom, I enjoy the company of my young grandchildren (6, so far!), my frisbee-catching Border Collie, and my adventurous husband!


Mila Sbrocca

Job Title: Teacher Librarian
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Biography:

Hello. My name is Mila Sbrocca. This year will be my 23rd year teaching at Kohl, including 14 years in the classroom and 9 years in the library/Makerspace. My children went to Kohl and I am very thankful to have made my career here.

I am a Colorado native and a BVSD alum. I attended CU Boulder as an undergraduate and earned two Master’s degrees during my teaching years. I have enjoyed challenging myself to continue to learn and grow as an educator and to fill a variety of roles in education.

My husband and I have four children; two getting ready to graduate from college, one entering college (go CU!) and one senior in high school. We also spend a lot of time with our baby, a 15-pound poodle named Charlie. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, (and reading about traveling), hiking, and just being out with friends and family


First Grade Resources