The start of each school year is a time of great excitement, and I am thrilled to be at Mill Run for my ninth year as a teacher in grade two. Loudoun County is home to me! I grew up in western Loudoun, and returned here after graduating from James Madison University. I was hired at Guilford Elementary where I taught third grade and kindergarten. In 1995, I helped open Sanders Corner Elementary and taught kindergarten there for five years. During my time at Sanders Corner, I continued my own education and earned a Master's Degree from Shenandoah University. My husband and I love living in Ashburn with our two boys and two cats. Jack will be at Trailside Middle School next year as an 8th grader, and Patrick will be heading to college. I'm looking forward to meeting all of my students and their families this fall.