Fifth Grade Team

Welcome to Fifth grade! It probably seems like just yesterday you were anxiously sending your child to kindergarten and now they are in their last year of elementary school. We are committed to:

  • ensuring that your child has a great year socially and academically
  • fostering the love of learning in all of our students
  • meeting each child where they are, to guarantee that they reach their full potential
  • providing classrooms in which learning is meaningful, exciting, and thought-provoking
  • knowing each student by name, their strengths, and needs

We understand our responsibility in preparing the 5th graders to spread their wings and soar when they arrive in middle school.

Grade 5 Teachers

Mrs. Hasecke

Cathy Hasecke in a pink shirt

I am Mrs. Hasecke and this is my 14th year of teaching. I received my BA from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, and my Masters in Educational Leadership from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. I have spent most of my time in 5th grade, but did a few years with K and 1st. My husband and I have three kids – one lives and works in DC, one is away at college, and one is at Wakefield. I love to travel, play piano, sing, read, cook, and spend time with my family playing games, doing puzzles, and watching movies. Maine is our absolute favorite place to vacation (which is why we are the Hasecke Lobsters 😉🦞). I love Nottingham and teaching 5th grade!

Ms. Schleter

Kara Schleter

X (Twitter): @MsSchleter5th

Hi! My name is Kara Schleter. I graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. Go Dawgs! I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but have also lived in Tennessee and Georgia. I moved to Washington, DC in August 2020. In my free time, I love to travel, hike, try new restaurants, and spend time with friends and family. I also enjoy going to sporting events. I am a huge Georgia football and Pittsburgh sports fan. I am very excited to begin my second year at Nottingham in fifth grade and am looking forward to a great year!