1st Grade

Danielle Gervais, Long-term Sub

Hi! My name is Danielle Gervais (Ms. G), and I’m a recent graduate of Northeastern’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. Over the past year, I had the privilege of co-teaching first grade classes at Mendell Elementary in Roxbury. I am excited to be a part of the Bates team as the Long-Term Substitute (first-grade room 104) and getting to know this wonderful community. I am looking forward to building relationships with the students and supporting them in their transition into first grade. Aside from teaching, I spend my free time trying new recipes and restaurants (one of the many reasons I love Boston), doing yoga, gardening, reading, and traveling!  looking forward to building relationships with the students and supporting them in their transition into first grade. Aside from teaching, I spend my free time trying new recipes and restaurants (one of the many reasons I love Boston), doing yoga, gardening, reading, and traveling! 

Danielle Gervais, 1st grade Teacher | dgervais@bostonpublicschools.org


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Victoria Treddin, 1st grade Teacher

I have grown up in Boston my whole life. I went to elementary school here in Roslindale and college in Fenway. I graduated from Wheelock College in 2011 and have been teaching ever since. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree as a reading specialist. I have taught for the past five years in Boston Public Schools as an inclusion teacher and sheltered English immersion teacher and am thrilled to be at the Bates this year!

I currently live in Stoughton with my wonderful husband, my amazing four-month-old baby, Jackson, and our two dogs, Simba and Trooper. In my free time I love spending time with my new little family, going to antique stores and flea markets, knitting and crocheting, and spending time with friends.

Victoria Treddin, 1st grade Teacher (returning January)| vlaboy@bostonpublicschools.org


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Deb Ras, 1st Grade Teacher

My name is Mrs. Ras. I was born and raised in Boston. I have been teaching at the Phineas Bates Elementary School for over eighteen years. Oh my time flies when you are having so much fun! Teaching is my passion. Helping students navigate through the first years of their learning journey and following their education careers brings me great pleasure and satisfaction. I cannot imagine myself in any other career.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a daughter named Xena. She recently graduated from high school and is now away at college. I also have two dogs named Roxy and Angel that keep me busy. Every day after school they take me on a hike in the woods. I just love being out in nature and breathing the fresh air. My hobbies are reading, hiking, swimming, and gardening.

I am looking forward to a great year.

Deb Ras, 1st grade Teacher | dras@bostonpublicschools.org


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Bryde King, Grade 1 Inclusion Specialist

My name is Bryde King, and I am a proud member of the first grade team at Bates Elementary School.  I began my teaching career in 1999, and have been a member of the Bates Family since 2004.  In my current role of Inclusion Specialist, I collaborate with our two amazing first grade teachers; spending part of each day co-teaching in both classrooms.  Every day I witness tiny miracles- I am so blessed to be part of the education of your child.  Most days are spent thinking about how much gains a child has made, or how to make it a better day for a particular student. We truly work together to figure out how to improve our practice, and likewise improve the experience of all children.  Creating a nurturing atmosphere that allows students to feel safe and accepted is one of my top priorities.  I live in Quincy with my husband and two daughters.  When I am not teaching I spend my time on DIY projects or having fun with my family.

Bryde King, Grade 1 Inclusion Specialist | bking2@bostonpublicschools.org

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