Mrs. Anne Poland
Mrs. Poland graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Library Science. She started her education career in the classroom at Seneca Ridge where she taught Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading and In-School Restriction. She was then able to move into the library at Guilford Elementary where she worked for 11 years. For one year, she was the Acquisitions Librarian for Lowes Island Elementary and Dominion Trail Elementary. She worked at Dominion Trail for five years and then moved back to middle school for a year at Eagle Ridge Middle School followed by a move to Belmont Ridge Middle School.
Ms. Gwinn-Casey is delighted to join the library staff at Belmont Ridge Middle School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English, from Stony Brook University and a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America. Ms. Gwinn-Casey also studied Instructional Systems Development at The University of Maryland at Baltimore County.
Ms. Gwinn-Casey taught middle school language arts for six years in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and part-time English for Language Learners at a community college in Maryland. She and her family moved to Loudoun County, Virginia in 2002. She has worked at J.L. Simpson Middle School as a library assistant for the past four years and is looking forward to a great year working with the students and faculty as a librarian at Belmont Ridge Middle School!