1st Grade Teachers

1st grade group photo
From left to right: Mrs. Solderich Room 240, Mrs. Bixler Room 221, Ms. Rodriguez Room 220,
Mrs. Kimble Room 212, Ms. Wilburn Room 241

I started teaching 20 years ago. I have been at Dodd for 19 years, 4 years in 4th grade and 15 years in 1st grade.  I love spending time with my husband, our four children and our bunny.  I enjoy reading and spending time at the beach.  I am looking forward to helping my students grow in reading and math.  It’s going to be a wonderful year to make new friends in Room 240!
--Mrs. Solderich

I was born and raised in Allentown. I went to Dodd, South Mountain and Allen High School. I am married, have 4 children and an English Bulldog. I enjoy shopping at Target, reading books, and going to the beach. I love candy (Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, and Swedish Fish) and energy drinks (Reign, Rockstar, Bang, etc.). 
-- Mrs. Bixler

Last year, I taught third-grade in Staten Island, New York. I love and enjoy family time, jogging, and eating spicy foods! My goal for this year is to grow as an educator and build a strong classroom community where my students feel loved and welcomed each and every everyday!
Ms. Rodriguez


This is my second year teaching at Dodd after being a substitute teacher for eight years.  I am married, I have a set of twin girls, I am a twin (my twin is Miss Scherman who teaches at Dodd, too), and I love Disney.  This year my goal is to help my students not only grow academically, but also socially and emotionally.
-- Mrs.  Kimble

I am starting my 31st year as an educator.  I have taught in ASD for all 31 of my years, starting at Washington, then moving on to Sheridan, and finally landing here at my home away from home, Dodd. I love Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and my Rottweiler named Natasha, after the Marvel character Black Widow.  My goal for this year is to meet my students where they’re at instructionally and help them grow as much as possible while they’re with me, both academically and emotionally.
-- Ms. Wilburn