2nd Grade Teacher
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!
2nd Grade Teacher
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.