• Welcome to First Grade!


    I am thrilled to be your child's first grade teacher this year! Your child will learn and grow so much in first grade!

    This is my twelfth year teaching and I have had a wide variety of elementary experience. I have taught as an elementary classroom teacher, an intervention teacher, and a talent development/gifted education teacher.  I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of MN-Duluth and my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia- St. Paul. I also have a specialized reading license for grades K-12!

    My husband and I live in Champlin with our two sons (2.5 years old and 5 months old). We have had a wonderful summer filled with swimming, parks, visiting grandparents, and trips to our family cabin. In my personal time I enjoy taking walks, trying new outdoor adventures, yoga, and learning about photography and cooking. 

    Communication is very important! Please communicate with me about your child throughout the year. You may contact me in writing in the BEE book folder, through email, phone, or we can schedule a meeting. Do not hesitate to ask any questions. I will work to provide updates and resources to you as they come up.

    I am looking forward to a partnering with you to make this a fantastic year for your child!

     -Mrs. Christine McCarthy


  • Christine McCarthy

    First Grade Teacher

    Hamilton Elementary