Welcome to Third Grade
Mr. Jim Alexander
Mr. Alexander graduated from SUNY Oneonta with both his BS and MS in Elementary Education, and completed his Certificate in Education Administration at Shenandoah University. This is his eighteenth year teaching and third in third grade at FHR after two years as a fifth grade teacher and Administrative Intern. He previously taught fifth grade at Lovettsville Elementary for seven years, third and fifth grade at Potowmack Elementary for three years, and fourth grade in Manassas Park for another three. Mr. Alexander is also certified in K-12 Health and PE, and coached varsity cross-country and soccer. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, exercising, and cheering on his favorite New York teams. Mr. Alexander is very excited about the upcoming school year, and looks forward to working with the students and parents of the third grade.
Mrs. Heather Connally
The 2015-2016 school year is Mrs. Connally's tenth year teaching at FHR. She is looking forward to another great year in third grade. Mrs. Connally is a graduate of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. She enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, son Michael, and hound dog Duke!
Mrs. Epple graduated from East Carolina University with her degree in Education and earned her Masters in Education from Old Dominion University. The 2015-2016 school year will be her 14th year teaching and she previously taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades in Prince William County. She lives in Purcellville with her husband and 3 daughters and enjoys spending time with them camping, reading, and watching movies. She is so excited to meet her new class this year!
Ms. Gottschalk graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a dual degree in elementary and special education. She completed graduate work in special education at San Diego State University. She taught two years in New York state, thirteen years in California, and has been teaching in Loudoun County since 2005. She is excited to begin another great year at FHR!
Mrs. Heather Salberg
Mrs. Salberg is excited to be beginning her 10th year of teaching! She spent 8 and 1/2 of those years teaching 4th grade in Minnesota. Last year she was hired mid-year as a fifth grade teacher at FHR. She is thrilled to be staying at FHR for the 2013-2014 school year and excited about joining the terrific 3rd grade team. Mrs. Salberg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Concordia University in St.Paul, MN and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Education at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. She knew at a young age that she wanted to be a teacher and feels as if she is living out her dream everyday. Mrs. Salberg believes that being a teacher is the best job on earth! In her free time Mrs. Salberg enjoys reading (mostly children's books), organizing, pinning on Pinterest and spending time with her wonderful husband, Perry, and two sons Isaiah and Noah. She is looking forward to an inspiring 2013-2014 school year.
Ms. Tomlinson is so excited to begin the school year at FHR! Ms. Tomlinson earned her Masters in the Art of Teaching from James Madison University. She has spent the last two years teaching third grade in Prince William County. Ms. Tomlinson loves to read mystery books, cook delicious meals, and hike Virginia trails. She is looking forward to meeting her fabulous new third graders!