Kathy Gilbertsen

Kathy Gilbertsen

1st Grade Team

Welcome to First Grade!  This is my eleventh year teaching at McKeel Academy Central, and it is my fifteenth year being part of the McKeel family.  I attended Florida Southern College and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education K-6. 

This will be my ninth year teaching First Grade. I have taught Second Grade and Kindergarten as well.  I look forward to getting to know each of you and your children this year.  To make this a successful year, we will become a partnership in working together to give your child the best education.  My goal for this year is for each of your children to have a great year of learning and growth, while at the same time having fun doing so in a safe environment. I believe if we work together we can be the BEST!  I look forward to many more years of teaching the brilliant students at McKeel Academy Central.

Dates To Remember

Thursday, May 19th - Neon/Glow Day Room Transformation 

Friday, May 20th - House Day "Wear RED" 

Tuesday, May 24th - Beach Day Room Transformation

Wednesday, May 25th - Last Day of School *Dismissal is at 1:00pm

Field Trips

May 6, 2022 - ZooTampa Lowry Park

May 13, 2022 - Defy 

Gilbertsen's Daily Schedule

Click on the link below to see our daily schedule.

Gilbertsen's Schedule 21-22.pdf


The only homework that I assign is for your child to read nightly for 15-20 minutes.  

Please list the book that was read on the reading log that is in your child's weekly folder.