Phone: 315-557-2637


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education (N-6) / Fine Arts Concentration from SUNY Geneseo MS in Reading from Suny Oneonta

Mrs. Denise Beck

Hello! Welcome to First Grade! My name is Mrs. Beck and I've been teaching in the Westmoreland School District since 1996. Prior to this, I taught in Utica, Arizona, California, and Nevada following my husband in the military.  Since landing back in Westmoreland, I had the privilege of teaching kindergarten for 12 years and then taught in a special reading program for 2 years. Finally, I moved into first grade where I have been living happily ever after. I look forward to working with you and your children this year. I have been very busy this summer preparing for a great year together. I am so excited about our math program, Envisions, and the new reading program, Journeys. It nicely blends the Common Core Standards of reading, writing, phonics, grammar and spelling all in one program. We will also share our life stories through Writer's Workshop becoming authors and illustrators. I believe we will have an exciting, successful, productive year together. I have high expectations for me as a teacher as well as my students which is a great recipe for success. Communication plays a huge part in the success of your child. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call me at school or email me at any time. I know that together we can make this a terrific year. Sincerely, Mrs. Denise Beck