Teacher Biography

Welcome to the First Grade class!

Our Teachers are Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Ducci.


1st Grade
Nancy Ducci

My name is Mrs. Nancy Ducci. My family resides in Wheeling, and my husband and I have been Our Lady of Peace Parish members for 29 years. I graduated from St. John Central High School and Ohio University, where I obtained my degree in Elementary Education. Previously, I was employed at St. John Central Grade School for 39 years. There, some of my duties included: lead teacher, full-time teacher for second and fourth grades, instructor of Sacraments, and cooperating teacher for student teachers. I hold a professional certificate in religious education.

I have always taught in a Catholic school setting, and continuing this experience is very important to me.   

2021-2022 begins my third year at OLP.  Together, with our students, we will “Build Peace!”

1st Grade
Melanie Miller

Hello and welcome! My name is Melanie Miller. I am honored to be teaching first grade this year at Our Lady of Peace for the 2021-2022 school year! I grew up in Bethlehem and attended OLP from kindergarten through eighth grade, which makes this new role even more special!  I graduated from WVU with a Master’s degree in elementary education. I was a resource teacher for six years at a school in Maryland. The past two years, I have worked as an intervention teacher at OLP as well as an aide in the first grade classroom. I live in Bethlehem with my husband and two children. My family and I are parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Church, and my two children attend OLP.


My main goals are to create an engaging learning environment, for students to become independent thinkers, and for them to build good character by learning more about their Catholic faith.  I look forward to a wonderful school year!

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Religion: Faith First – RCL

Phonics/Spelling: Saxon Phonics & Spellingbooks stack 22

Reading/Grammar: McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders

Handwriting: Zaner/Bloser

Mathematics: McGraw-Hill My Math

Science: Harcourt

Our students are also instructed in the areas of physical education, computers, music, art, and more.


Summer Reading & Math Work

Summer work was distributed at the end of last school year. Please return the completed First Grade summer reading and math packets on the first day of school.



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1st Grade Supply List

  • Book bag/ backpack (nothing with wheels)
  • Plastic supply box with lid (shoe box size: 8 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 3 1/2)
  • 2 folders with pockets on both sides
  • Large zipper pencil case
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • A box of #2 pencils (already sharpened)
  • 5 glue sticks (solid, not liquid)
  • Markers (washable only, 8 count)
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • Erasers
  • Fiskar child scissors
  • 2 packs of 100 3 x 5 blank index cards
  • 2  3″ silver ring clips 
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 box of tissues 
  • 1 bottle hand sanitizer
  • 1 container of Clorox-type wipes
  • 1 activity book or doodle pad (for indoor recess)
  • 1 old shirt for art (in clear bag with name on it)
  • headphones for use in computer lab (prefer over-the-ear style instead of earbuds) if you sent headphones for Kindergarten, you do not need to send in a new set
  • Girls only- 1 box sandwich clear Ziploc (zipper) bags
  • Boys only- 1 box gallon size clear Ziploc (zipper) bags

* PLEASE PUT CHILD’S NAME ON ALL SUPPLIES EXCEPT WIPES, PAPER TOWELS, TISSUES, SANITIZER, AND ZIPLOC BAGS.                                                                     THANK YOU!


Art Class Supplies

  • One Fine Point Black Sharpie
  • One Crayola Watercolor Set (8 Count)
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