Welcome to the Third Grade!
Meet the third grade team!
Ms. Gillis began her teaching career in California teaching 5th and 2nd grade students. She moved to Virginia in 2001 and taught 3rd grade at John Adams Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. After taking time off to care for her three children, she returned to teaching two years ago. She is excited to start her third year in third grade at Steuart W. Weller! Ms. Gillis looks forward to meeting you. Come on by to room #27 for a visit. Let's have a wonderful year.
Mrs. Norus is very happy to be a part of the Steuart Weller staff! She began her teaching career in Indiana in 1997. Mrs. Norus taught first and second grade there for five years before moving to Northern Virginia and teaching for Loudoun County Schools. Her family was then transferred to Minnesota in 2009 and returned to NOVA this past spring. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education along with a Middle School Language Arts Endorsement and Reading Endorsement. In her free time Mrs. Norus loves to exercise and spend time with her husband and three children. She is looking forward to a terrific year with the Wildcat students, parents and staff!
Mrs. Howell is excited to begin another year teaching 3rd grade at Steuart Weller Elementary. Originally from Maryland, she began her career teaching second grade in Charles County. During that time, she received her Master’s Degree at the College of Notre Dame of MD. Prior to joining Loudoun County, Mrs. Howell taught third grade for five years in Fairfax County. At home, she enjoys reading a good book and spending time with her husband and their daughter Madison. Mrs. Howell is looking forward to a wonderful year with the Weller Wildcats!
Miss Gordon is thrilled to be on the 3rd grade team at Steuart Weller. She graduated in 2011 from Radford University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Elementary Education. Miss Gordon is originally from Granville, Ohio and just recently moved to Fairfax, Virginia. She is very excited to be a member of Loudoun County and is looking forward to a great school year here at Steuart Weller. Come visit to and see what’s popping in Miss Gordon’s 3rd grade class, room #31.
Miss Papania is originally from Ohio and went to college at Mercyhurst in Erie, Pennsylvania. For five years she taught in Stafford County before moving to Loudoun County. She also has a Masters Degree from George Mason University. She loves to spend her free time reading, hanging out with her cat, Monkey, and playing fastpitch or flag football.
Mrs. Walker is excited to be teaching third grade at Steuart Weller this year. This will be her eighth year teaching in Loudoun County. Mrs. Walker graduated from Longwood University with her B.A. in Liberal Studies and received her M.Ed from Marymount University. She recently earned her reading specialist certification from Shenandoah University. Mrs. Walker is looking forward to another great year working with students, parents, and staff!
Mrs. Scully is so excited to be a third grade tiger this year. It is her first year at Steuart Weller; however, the beginning of her fifth year teaching in Loudoun County. Prior to joining the Wildcat team, Mrs. Scully taught second grade at Seldens Landing. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Tufts University and a Master's Degree in Education/Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Massachusetts. Mrs. Scully and her husband are the proud parents of three children; a son, Brendan-a junior at Emerson College in Boston, a daughter, Casey-a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington, and a son, Shane -a senior at Stone Bridge High School. She enjoys spending time with her family-to include a dog named Molly, trying to stick to her exercise plan, and reading.