Teacher Biography

Welcome to the First Grade class!

Our Teachers are Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Ducci.


1st Grade
Melanie Miller

Hello and welcome! My name is Melanie Miller. I grew up in Wheeling and attended OLP from kindergarten through eighth grade. I feel honored to be teaching at my alma mater! I graduated from WVU with a Master’s degree in elementary education. After graduating, I was a resource teacher for six years at a school in Maryland. I taught part-time at OLP for two years as an intervention teacher, and this is my second year teaching first grade at OLP. My husband, two children, and I reside in Wheeling, and we are parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Church.

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!


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 30 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.   

2022-2023 begins my fourth year at OLP.  Together, with our students, we will learn how our faith counts to God each day.

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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 Covenant night.



Summer Reading & Math Work2023-06-06T10:04:18-04:00

1st Grade Supply List

1st Grade Supply List

  • Book bag/ backpack 
  • 2 folders with pockets on both sides
  • zippered pencil case or small plastic box that will fit in desk
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • A box of #2 pencils (already sharpened) Ticonderoga preferred brand
  • Colored pencils (12 count)
  • 5 glue sticks (solid, not liquid)
  • Markers (washable only, 10 count)
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • Erasers
  • Fiskar child scissors
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 2 boxes of tissues 
  • 1 container of clorox wipes
  • Last name A-M 
    •  wet wipes
  • Last name N-Z
    • Hand sanitizer
  • 1 old shirt for art projects (in clear bag with name on it)
  • 1 activity book or doodle pad (for indoor recess)
  • 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
  • 3 book covers, one large (9×11) and two small (8×10) or may take books home and cover with brown paper bag 


* PLEASE PUT CHILD’S NAME ON ALL SUPPLIES EXCEPT WIPES, PAPER TOWELS, and TISSUES.                                                                    


 Art Class Supplies

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