First Grade Teacher
Jodie Hudson is the first-grade teacher at The Village School of North Bennington. Previously, she was a teacher of lower elementary grades in the Bennington School district for 13 years. Mrs. Hudson attended Champlain College and earned an associate of science degree in Early Childhood Education, in addition to a B.A. in Elementary Education. She also has an M.S. in Education, with a concentration in Inclusion Education from the University of New England. The first-grade classroom Mrs. Hudson has created is a place where young children are comfortable as learners because they feel sincerely cared for as a member of her classroom family. Students’ personal accomplishments are celebrated each day. Mrs. Hudson includes the individual interests of children in her thematic units of study. She believes that positive behavior systems create an inclusive classroom environment that is inspiring, safe, and nurturing for all learners. Mrs. Hudson always assures her newest students and their families: “You are going to have a fantastic year in first grade!”
Children are at the heart of all we do. We nurture a child’s curiosity, ignite enthusiasm for exploring, develop tools for inquiry, for invention, for achievement. We welcome families into a community-wide collaboration to help our children grow into their best selves – responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, makers of the future.