• Hi!  My name is Theresa Vitarelli and I teach Kindergarten at Claxton Elementary.  This will be my 20th year of teaching!  I have taught first grade and have been a remedial reading teacher.  But, Kindergarten is my favorite grade to teach!


    I graduated in 1986 from Fairmont State College in Fairmont, WV.  I taught for 5 years in Tampa, Florida and 1 year in Clarksburg, WV.  I then took 13 years off to raise our family and came back to teaching when our son started Kindergarten.  This is my 14th year at Claxton!

    I have been married to my wonderful husband, Jan, for 28 years!  We have 3 terrific children:  Julianne, 25; Jennifer, 22; and James, 19.  We also have a black cat named Niles and a black and white kitten named Petey.

    I believe that all children should experience a positive learning environment where their individual needs are met, their interests are fed, and their learning styles are enhanced.  Through individual and group activities, I encourage my students to grow in their self-esteem, independence, cultural identity, and knowledge of the world around them.  After all, these are our future leaders!!