First Grade

First Grade Teachers

First grade teachers introduction

Mrs. Gilbert
Lucy Gilbert is a first grade teacher and has been at Dee-Mack since 2005 as a paraprofessional and teaching full time since 2008. She graduated from Quincy University. She lives in Deer Creek with her husband, Darren, and her daughter, Rudy and enjoys being outside and golf carting. She can be reached at x2107.


Mrs. Locke

Jennifer Locke is a 2001 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. She has taught at Dee-Mack Primary since 2001. She lives with her husband, Greg and two sons, Alex and Adam. She has three stepkids: Rhyann, Sadie, and Bodie. In her free time she likes to listen to music and play games with her family. She is a coupon fanatic, so any coupons you come across she would love to have them! She can be reached at x2118.

Mrs. Mathis

Holly received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood from Lincoln Christian University, in 2000 and teaching certificate from Kendall College, in 2014. She and her husband Josh live in Mackinaw with their daughter, Abigail. When she is not teaching she enjoys playing games, watching movies, being outside, reading, and spending time with her family. She can be reached at x2121.

Mrs. Cottingham
Lori Cottingham has been teaching first grade at Dee Mack since 1994. She graduated from ISU with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. She lives in Morton with her husband. She loves her students, reading, watching movies, attending plays, and being outdoors enjoying the sunshine. She can be reached at x2112.

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