5th Grade Teachers

5th grade group pic
From left to right: Mrs. Ferry Room 132, Mrs. Deutsch Room 135,
Mrs. Howells Room 133, Mr. Fenstermaker Room 134



My name is Michelle Deutsch and I have been teaching in the Allentown School District for 23 years!  I grew up in Northampton, PA and attended East Stroudsburg University!  When I am not at school working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, dancing, reading, and traveling! 


I went to Bloomsburg University for my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and East Stroudsburg University for my Master’s degree in Reading with a certification as a Reading Specialist. I have been teaching here at Dodd for 14 years. When I am not in school I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, and baking. --Jess Ferry

I have two children and have been married for 41 years.  I have 6 grandchildren.  (4 granddaughters, 2 grandsons) I graduated from Cedar Crest College and have been teaching 5th grade for 23 years.  I love dark chocolate, baking, and reading.  I especially like to read on the beach! My wish for this year is for all my students to enjoy doing math, love to read, and become authors.  --Terri Howells

I was born and raised here in the Lehigh Valley. I graduated from Northampton Area Sr. High School in 1984. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Kutztown University and my Master of Education Degree from Wilkes University. I’m the father of 3 boys and Mrs. Fenstermaker teaches at Jefferson Elementary School. My hope for all our kiddos is that they leave Hiram Dodd Elementary School as responsible, caring young ladies and gentlemen. --Rich Fenstermaker