J. Spaulding



My name is Ms. Spaulding, and I’m excited to be your child’s kindergarten teacher. This will be a fun year filled with new experiences for your child! 


A Little Bit About Me

I grew up in the Washington, DC area and graduated from Towson University in Baltimore, MD. I moved to Roanoke in 2009 and completed my Masters in Teaching at Mary Baldwin College in 2013. I taught preschool as part of the Virginia Preschool Initiative in Bedford County for 4 years before joining Westside in 2014. I live in downtown Roanoke, and am proud to be teaching in my own city!

Specials Schedule
Our resource classes are on a 6 day rotation. Please be sure your child is in gym shoes for PE.

Day 1 - Music 1
Day 2 - Guidance
Day 3 - Library
Day 4 - Music 2
Day 5 - PE
Day 6 - Art

Everyday Learning Experiences
Learning doesn't only happen at school. Your child is observing everything and taking in the world at all times. I encourage you do some of the following activities with them at home:

* puzzles

* draw & write

* look through picture books and make up stories

* recite nursery rhymes

 * learn how to spell family members' names

* go on a letter hunt

* count everything! (Your child will need to count to 100 this year)

* visit the local library

Remember...we are a team in your child's education. Please contact me at any time with questions or concerns!