4th Grade

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

I am very happy to be in my fourth year with the Keith family. I have had an amazing journey throughout my 16 years of teaching, and I look forward to all of the new adventures in the classroom this year. 231With teaching 4th grade, I believe that teaching and learning go hand in hand.  Teaching is successful when deep understanding and application are taking place. That is why I teach using multiple strategies and techniques in order to reach all levels of learning. Students will be challenged with higher-level thinking skills, real-life problem solving, and integrated technology curriculum projects that demonstrate their knowledge. This is to ensure that your child is set with high expectations and enriched lessons that will enhance their education.

Fourth grade is the year students focus on learning time manage. Students start to learn how to schedule their daily homework each week while working around their extra curricular activities in order to meet long term project deadlines. I will be their guide by setting in the proper procedures in order to start the preparation for success in the middle school.

Some of the topics students will learn are the location of all 50 states, their capitals and geography, and fundamental concepts of a state’s history. Students will research a state, and create a travel brochure based on the state’s resources. As a culminating project, Grade 4 students will apply their knowledge and create a state game where the entire Lower School will come visit the Annual 4th Grade State Fair.

I encourage you to speak with your child about the experiences we have in the classroom and to ask about what is learned on a daily basis.  I really look forward to getting to know you and your family this year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at debra.lunnon@keithchool.net.


Debbie Lunnon

Debra Lunnon

Fourth Grade
B.S. in Liberal Arts Cal State University
M.S. in Teaching and Learning Nova Southwestern University

Email: debra.lunnon@keithschool.net

Mrs. Lunnon brings a wealth of teaching experience to the Grade 4 classroom. Before coming to Keith School 3 years ago, she was on the faculty of the North Boone School District where she has taught since 2007. She earned a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning for Reading from the Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Cal State University. Additionally, Mrs. Lunnon completed advanced education earning a gifted education certificate. While residing in California, Mrs. Lunnon taught fifth grade in the San Jacinto Unified School District for several years. She has also served as Executive Director of the California Southwest Boys and Girls Club. Mrs. Lunnon’s son, Edwin, is in the Keith Middle School program.