My name is Hilary Pierce, and I’m excited to be finishing my 19th year teaching 3rd grade at First Academy. I have lived in Groveland for the past 40 years with my husband. I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida. I previously taught for 2 years at Treadway Elementary, and Groveland Elementary for 3 years. I have 3 grown children and just welcomed our first grandchild! I look forward to my 20th year here and another amazing group of 3rd graders!