First Grade

Mrs. Tammy Kuehl


Mrs. Tammy Kuehl is the first grade teacher and is thrilled to start teaching at Holy Cross. She has experience teaching 4K, kindergarten and first grade. Her husband, Dan, is a teacher at Lakeside Lutheran High School. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.

My teaching philosophy:

My goal is to teach in an engaging and differentiated way that builds motivation and enthusiasm for learning while sharing the love of Jesus across the curriculum. I believe it is important to effectively communicate and work with parents as partners to ensure that each student thrives.

My favorite Bible verse:

Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

Why consider a Holy Cross education:

Holy Cross students will receive an excellent Christ centered education while learning about the love of Jesus every day. Teachers develop a sense of family with their students and collaborate to support each other and every classroom both spiritually and academically.

2019-2020 School Supply List 



Our First Grade objectives are:

  • To grow in the knowledge and application of God's Word to daily life through Bible stories and memorizing Bible verses, parts of the catechism and hymns
  • To learn handwriting using the Zaner-Bloser method
  • To develop a love of reading through reading workshop including phonics
  • To expand language skills through writing workshop including grammar 
  • To appreciate the fine arts through studying famous artists and creating projects using different media
  • To appreciate music through singing secular and Christian songs, and studying musical notation
  • To master mathematical concepts using the Saxon math curriculum
  • To learn about God's beautiful world through science and social studies

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101