My name is Jody Pierce and I’ve been teaching for 25 years now. This is my 21st year at Arlington School. I’ve been teaching 4th grade for 20 of those years. I love to teach fourth grade because the students are just coming into their own. It is an exciting age and they are so curious about learning. My biggest hope, for each of my students, is that they have a love of learning. I want them to feel safe, secure, and loved in our classroom. I want them all to remember their fourth grade year as fun, exciting, and to carry the love for learning the rest of their lives.