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First Grade Team

Natalie Billquist
Miss Billquist has taught Van Buren first graders for 12 years. She likes to read and travel as well.

Heather Elliot
Mrs. Elliott is in her 6th year teaching after graduating from Washington State University and she loves the Cougars. Mrs. Elliott also likes to spend time outside with her 2 year old daughter and husband.

Amy Gonzalez
For 14 years, Mrs. Gonzalez has been a 1st grade teacher. In her spare time, she likes to be with her husband and kids.


Tessi Lindley
Mrs. Lindley has been teaching at Van Buren since 2003. She has 13 wonderful grandchildren and loves to make quilts for them. Mrs. Lindley also loves to spend time in her gigantic garden and tends three different flocks of chickens.