Meet the Teacher

Grove Stone and Sand Co.

Welcome to my Classroom

Mrs. Mary Jo Kuechenmeister (Mrs. K)

Welcome to 1st Grade! 

What a privilege to be your child's teacher; best job in the world!  I'm a former student of Buncombe County Schools, having attended Johnston Elementary, Erwin Middle, and Erwin High.  My degrees include a BA in English from Montreat College and a BS in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University. I began working at W.D. Williams in 1999 and feel blessed to work with/learn from so many caring faculty and staff members, who are a true credit to their profession.  

My husband and I share our home with two spoiled cats (Mitzi and Maggie), a kitten who loves to attack every thing and every one (Lucy), and an enormous, lovable St. Bernard/Border Collie (Mr. Jones).  We enjoy bike riding, live music shows, road trips, and spending time with our family and friends.
We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Darlene Robinson working in our classroom. This is Mrs. Robinson's 17th year working at W.D. Williams! Her vast experience and love for children enhances our classroom every day. She enjoys spending time with her husband of 37 wonderful years, her family, and two beautiful granddaughters (one attends Owen Middle and one attends W.D. Williams).
We're looking forward to a great year of learning!  We strive to make our classroom a safe and an exciting place to learn and to explore.  In our classroom, we follow  The Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.  If you need to contact me, I can be reached at 686-3856 or

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