Fabulous First Grade Team!                                   Knowledge + Character = Vikings

Welcome to First Grade!!!
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About the Teachers




Hi! I’m excited to say that this will be my 25th year to teach first grade! I have been married to my college sweetheart, Kurt, for 28 years. We have a son at UNT, as well as a daughter, son-in-law, and our first grandchild here in Mansfield! They are the light of my life! I love to spend time with my family, to read, and to travel. I am blessed to be part of the CAE family. We’re going to have a great year in first grade!



Mrs. Duhamell

 Hello, my name is Genevieve Lim. This is my ninth year teaching first grade and my sixth at Charlotte Anderson. Prior to teaching first grade I have taught third and fourth grades in my home country, Singapore. I moved to the United States in 2002 to pursue a Master’s in Education and started teaching first grade in Grand Prairie in fall 2004. I feel that communication and teamwork between parents and teachers is vital. I will do my best to keep all parents informed and involved in their child’s classroom life. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about your child and I will address them at the earliest possible time. I know that this will be an awesome year and I look forward to working with everyone.


This is my 23rd year here at Charlotte Anderson. I have taught PPCD at Anderson and for Montgomery ISD. I have also taught a 6-7 grade Special Education in Grand Junction, Colorado. I have been married 25 years to my high school sweetheart. We have two children, Cody and Haley. I love to read, scrapbook, and spend time with my family. The highlight of my summer was our cruise to Alaska for our 25th anniversary. 

Mrs. Wright

My name is April Becker, and this is my first year as a Charlotte Anderson Viking, and I am loving it! I graduated from Baylor University, and this is my 16th year to teach.  Thirteen of those years have been in 1st grade, so I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about first graders!  I think the world of them!

I have a wonderful husband of almost 20 years named John and 4 incredible sons named Riley, Colby, Brady and Gentry.  I am blessed in many ways!

I enjoy watching my boys play basketball, baseball and soccer, and that’s about all I have time for.  When I get any extra time, I enjoy spending time with friends just hanging out. I love my church and am involved in different areas there.  I consider it a privilege to teach your children and look forward to an amazing year of fun learning!

Mrs. Becker

My name is Kellie Taylor. This is my sixth year teaching and all of those years have been in first grade! I have been at Charlotte Anderson for two years and my previous four years were in Arlington and Cedar Hill ISD. Currently, I am attending Texas A&M University via Distance Education to obtain my Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction. My husband Thomas and I have been married for eight years and we have the most wonderful, dimples-for-days two-year old named Gage. We also have a black Lab “dogter” named Riley. In my free time, I love to read, scrapbook, travel, and spend time with my family.


Mrs. Taylor