Deer Lakes

School District

Katie Huggins


Hello! My name is Katie Huggins, and I am a first-grade teacher at Curtisville PrimaryCenter. I started teaching at Curtisville in 2021 as a first-grade long-term substitute. I was hired as a full-time first grade teacher in 2022! This will be my fourth year teaching first grade.

I graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2021 with a dual certification in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I am currently working toward earning my Reading Specialist and Instructional Coach Masters degree. Outside of school, I love shopping and spending time with friends, family, and my three cats!

I believe in a very student-centered classroom environment. I love watching my students become independent and take on leadership roles at school. I think it is so important to create a sense of community and family within the classroom in order to allow every student to feel welcome and comfortable so that they are able to effectively learn each day!

First grade is a very important year in your child's educational experience. You will be amazed at how much they grow socially and academically throughout this school year. I look forward to working together to make first grade a year to remember!

Daily Schedule:

School begins: 9:00
Lunch: 11:45-12:10
Recess: 12:10-12:25
Special: 1:50-2:30
Dismissal: 3:20

*Our special area classes are on a 6 day rotation.

Day 1- Computers
Day 2- Wellness
Day 3- Music
Day 4- Art
Day 5- Library
Day 6- Wellness


Smart Start

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Unit 6


Miss Katie Huggins
Teacher, Grade 1
Room 300

1715 Saxonburg Blvd.
Tarentum, PA 15084

Phone: 724-265-5340 Ext. 5300

Office Hours:


I will do my best to respond to your messages as quickly as possible. Email and/ or Seesaw is the best way to reach me throughout the school day.

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Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania