• Mr. Jeff Schroeder
     Hillside Elementary
    August 2018


    Dear  Parents,


    Welcome to the Hillside Elementary first grade experience!  My name is Jeff Schroeder.  I have been teaching with the NRSD since 1996.  I have one year of teaching kindergarten, one year of second grade, and the rest has been devoted to the first grade.  I look forward to meeting and facilitating your child's learning. 


    My wife and I live in New Richmond just outside of town.  We enjoy the outdoor space at our home and do many things together, currently, enjoying local food experiences when we go on vacation.  I will be coaching the NRHS Boys' JV soccer team this fall, as I have since 2012.  


    My wife of over twenty-nine years works at New Richmond Dental. Our son is a senior in college out of state, go Buckeyes.  Our daughter choose a career in teaching, as well.  She has been teaching middle school. 


    But most of all, I will be enjoying and learning about your child.  We introduce lots of Responsive Classroom routines and Daily 5 independent learning strategies in September.  I will simultaneously conduct assessments before our fall parent-teacher conference in early October.  


    I will be focused on learning as much as I can about your son or daughter.  There will be a number of opportunities for you to impart your knowledge about her/him in the first weeks.  Your input will be essential.  Developing an individualized learning program begins with an understanding of your child’s skills and strengths. 


    As a large group we discuss and establish our classroom rules and procedures. Equally important, we begin creating our learning environment. This includes sharing individual hopes and dreams. Also, we will practice to understand that risk taking in learning is part of our environment for first grade.  These guidelines and building blocks will contribute to having a successful year individually, as well as, in the classroom as a whole. Our goal will be to create a safe and open learning environment that allows your child to be expressive in his or her actions and work.  As a member of the first grade team, we will strive to treat social skills and academic growth with equal and balanced importance.  


    I thank you in advance for your support as our journey begins. 

    My contact information is:


    Email:  jschroeder@newrichmond.k12.wi.us

    Phone:(715) 243-1424





    Jeff Schroeder

    Hillside Elementary

    First Grade