My name is Cathy O'Brien and I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year!   I have been teaching for almost 20 years, the last 10 at Garvy, with most of my experience in first grade.  First grade is an exciting year to see how much your child can grow and learn in such a short amount of time.  This year I will guide and teach your first grader how to change from being very dependent to extremely independent over a course of 10 months.  It's an amazing transformation and fun to experience every year! A lot will happen with your help and support as we begin this first grade journey together!  So let the FUN begin!!!!