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Mrs, Sarah Dininny » Welcome to First Grade!

Welcome to First Grade!

Hello!  My name is Sarah Dininny, and I am a first grade teacher at Richland Elementary! I am so proud to be teaching at my alma mater! I went to Richland from kindergarten through twelfth grade, and I graduated in 2008.  After graduating high school, I went to Pitt-Johnstown and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2012.  After graduating, I taught sixth grade at St. Andrew’s School for 3 years, first grade at Conemaugh Valley Elementary for 2 years, and then I started my career at Richland as a kindergarten teacher.  This is my first year in first grade. I graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in December 2017, earning a Master's degree in Education with an Early Childhood concentration.  


I am SO excited to get to know your children this school year!  We will have a lot of fun in first grade, and I know you will be amazed at the academic, social, and personal growth you will see in your child!  We will work hard to become great readers and writers by the end of the year.  We will also learn various concepts in Math, Science, and Social Studies.  I believe that children learn best in a classroom community that is nurturing, warm, and inviting, and I always want my students to feel safe and happy in their educational environment.  I strive to make every child feel special and supported.  I know we will have a wonderful year! :)


Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns.  Thank you!  #RamPride 


-Mrs. Dininny


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