Quick Links
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Welcome to 1st Grade


Ajax Loading Image


Welcome to 1st Grade! Inserted Image

Hello, my name is Leslie Richter.  This is my 12th year of teaching early elementary and my eighth year at Stew-Stras.  I have previously taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, and currently 1st grade.   First grade is such a great time of learning, exploration, and socialization.  Each year I am always impressed with the growth (academic, social & emotional) each student makes.  First grade is great!

I am pleased to be your child’s teacher and help him/her develop these important skills.  I will be sending home weekly newsletters, informing you of learning topics, upcoming events, as well as themes that we will be discussing during the school year.  I believe that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and that communication between school and home is essential to student success.


I'm a Shelby County native and grew up in rural Windsor.  I graduated from Windsor High School and attended Eastern Illinois University.  I graduated from EIU in 2003 with a degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education.  I currently live in Shelbyville with my husband Clint, our little boy Johnathan, and our two cats.  We are hoping to move (into Stew-Stras school district) by the time our son starts school.   

I'm looking forward to a great year of learning!




Newsletter 1 (PDF file)          Newsletter 2 (PDF file)          Newsletter 3 (PDF file)          Newsletter 4 (PDF file)

Newsletter 5 (PDF file)         Newsletter 6 (PDF file)         Newsletter 7 (PDF file)         Newsletter 8 (PDF file)


217-682-3621 ext. 263 lrichter@stew-stras.org Room 512