Grade 2

Shanna McCarthy

Shanna McCarthy

2nd Grade Teacher

shanna.mccarthy@trsu.org

802-875-6840

Blakely Gilmore

2nd Grade Teacher

blakely.gilmore@trsu.org

802-875-6839

Shanna McCarthy

2nd Grade Teacher

shanna.mccarthy@trsu.org

802-875-6840

Hi I am Mrs. McCarthy! I am one of the Second Grade teachers here at Chester-Andover Elementary School. This is currently my 9th year teaching second grade at CAES. Prior to teaching second grade at CAES I taught special education here. Before my move to Vermont I taught both regular education and special education in Massachusetts. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education as well as Special Education, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology and a CAGS in Education. I enjoy teaching in a way that encourages individual and group creativity and expression. I hope to give my students an exciting and adventurous year that will leave them with a thirst for knowledge that is never-ending.

When school is out I enjoy spending time with my husband, Matt, and my two sons Dylan and Kaiden. We have a wonderful boxer named Trey as well. My husband and I enjoy taking Dylan and Kaiden on many adventures, which frequently include lots of sporting events like Red Sox baseball games!

Blakely Gilmore

2nd Grade Teacher

blakely.gilmore@trsu.org

802-875-6839

Hello, my name is Blakely Gilmore and this is my second year teaching at CAES. Prior to this year, I taught 1st grade. I am so excited to join the 2nd grade team this year! I grew up in Ludlow, VT and attended Ludlow Elementary School as well as Black River High School. I currently live in Ludlow, VT. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Vermont with a concentration in Human Development and Family Studies as well as American Sign Language.

I aim for a classroom environment that incorporates hands on learning, the outdoors, and mindfulness. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy hiking, running, and spending time with family and friends.