Welcome Letter


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Welcome to a new school year! My name is Deirdre Hickey, and it is a pleasure to have your child in my fourth grade class. I have a master’s degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in the STEM subjects. This will be my second year teaching fourth grade, and my first year at the Saint Denis-Saint Columba School.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child! We are going to have a successful and productive school year as we achieve higher level thinking throughout each subject. We will be focusing on building critical thinking and problem solving skills through engaging in authentic learning experiences.

I will ensure to meet the needs of every child, while encouraging them to strive for success! Our classroom community will be centered around a respectful and comfortable learning environment where all are motivated to learn. I will also be fostering the growth of each child’s faith and modeling how it applies to their daily lives.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to meeting you soon!



Deirdre Hickey