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Welcome to our classroom website! 


            Welcome to our class, a place where a positive learning environment enables children to grow socially, emotionally, and academically. In an effort to develop a positive learning environment, communication between parents, students, and the teacher is essential.  This website is one of our communication tools.  Please visit this site often to stay informed. 


           My name is Jo Ann Kiessling and I will be your child's First Grade teacher.  My family and I reside in West Deptford and both of my children have graduated from West Deptford High School.  Tommy is at Temple University and Jason is at West Virginia University.  My husband, Tom and I are "empty nesters" again this year.  The other joys of our lives are our 2 dogs, Daisy and Cosmo. 





            This is my 8th year of teaching 1st/2nd grade at Oakview. Previously I taught Kindergarten at Redbank. Teaching is my passion! I love my job and cannot wait to meet everyone!