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

Elizabeth Douglass

Job Title: Teacher
Meet Ms. Douglass!

My name is Lizzy Douglass I am excited to join the Kohl community this school year. I will be in my 4th year of teaching. I have taught both kindergarten and first grade. I graduated from MSU Denver with a degree in Elementary Education. Currently, I am working on my Masters in Responsive Literacy Instruction at CU Denver.

I am passionate about early childhood education and deeply committed to my own growth and learning. My work is grounded in the belief that all children are capable learners who have many gifts to bring forth. I work hard to cultivate an inclusive classroom environment and integrate curiosity, play, and creativity into learning.

You can find me soaking up time with my family when I am not teaching. My husband Ben is also a teacher in the district, and we have an almost 3-year-old son Arlo. We love spending our time outside, hiking, paddleboarding, and skiing. I also love hot yoga, seeing live music, and spending time with my close friends and extended family.

Henry Huettel

Job Title: Teacher

I am so excited to be returning to first grade at Kohl!

I grew up in Boulder and have loved living in this beautiful state. I enjoy hiking, biking, morning walks, and quality time spent with my family. I am the second oldest of 5 kids. I always thought I came from a big family but my wife is one of 11! Safe to say that family gatherings are always a little crazy (like a first grade classroom can be).

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 be exciting, fun and a safe place to be yourself!

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

First Grade Resources