Mrs. Ressler
  • Welcome to first grade!  I am looking  forward to an exciting school year.  

    This is my 19th year teaching.  I began my teaching career in Minnesota, where I taught for 3 years.  After moving to North Carolina I taught at Lawsonville Elementary for 9 years.  When my daughter was born, I wanted to move to GCS before she started Kindergarten, since we live in the district.  I began my first year in GCS at Southern Elementary in Greensboro.  Although it was a great school, I was looking for something closer to home and daycare.  So the following year I transferred to Pilot in Greensboro, which was only minutes away from daycare.  I had planned on staying there for a while; however, a wonderful opportunity arose to come to Oak Ridge.  Teaching at Oak Ridge was my goal!  Now I am minutes away from home. My daughter, Alissa, attends ORE and is in second grade this year.   I have taught all grades K-6 with the exception of 5th grade, but the majority of the years have been spent teaching first and second grades.  This is my fifth year at Oak Ridge, and I love it here.  I graduated with my bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin - River Falls.  I also hold a master's degree in Reading Education form Appalachian State University.  I look forward to working with you and your child this year!