1st Grade


Kristin Fiore

Cindy Larsen

First grade is an exciting time for children at Quest Academy, as their cognitive abilities further open up the world of learning. Students are able to start applying the skills that they have been learning to more challenging tasks. Throughout first grade, students are provided ongoing directional coaching for using independent learning strategies that will serve them throughout their lifetime. It is important that each child learn to develop a growth mindset, good work habits, problem solving strategies, and independent thinking.

Special Subjects

All students at Quest Academy benefit from a robust learning experience that extends beyond the core classes of math, science, language arts, and social studies.  By incorporating special subjects into their weekly schedule, students develop specific skill sets, new methods for engaging with material, and make cross-curricular connections that are both intentional in the Quest curriculum as well as uniquely discovered by each child. 

Special Subject Teachers

Lisa Diones - Lower School Science

Grades 1-5

Andrea Matta - Lower School Spanish Teacher

Grades Kindergarten - 5

Brenda Jurewicz - Maker Space Teacher & Librarian

Grades K-4

Mrs. Jurewicz directs our Quest Maker Space and our Learning Resource Center

Gary Mann - Lower School Art Teacher
Lorena Diaz - Lower School Physical Education Teacher

Mrs. Diaz teaches students from Junior Kindergarten through 4th grade.

Annabel Hasty - Music and Computer Science/AI Teacher

Mrs. Hasty teaches general music to students from Preschool through 4th grade.  In addition she is bringing computer science and artificial intelligence classes to students once a week.

Deanna Armentrout - Lower School Drama Teacher

Mrs. Armentrout teaches Drama to grades Preschool through 4th grade.