Mrs. Kittrell has been a gifted education teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools for 11 years. She has taught all three gifted programs SEARCH (K-3) and FUTURA (4-5) and SPECTRUM (6-8). In addition to being a gifted education teacher for 10 years, Mrs. Kittrell has also taught 3rd - 6th grades and worked as a Math Consultant in Jersey City Schools. She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Education Degree at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Gifted endorsement from University of Virginia and Shenandoah University. This year marks 22 total years of teaching experience for Mrs. Kittrell.
Mrs. Kittrell embraces life-long and engaged learning. She believes that students get excited and retain more with real-life/authentic and hands-on learning experiences. Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to develop key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally competitive, information-based society, such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.
In her free time, Mrs. Kittrell enjoys taking long brisk walks with her husband and 3 dogs, knitting and spinning alpaca fiber from her beautiful herd of alpacas in Lovettsville.