Welcome to Ms. O'Connor's Class! We are located in room 10, but you will find us wherever learning is happening. Elizabeth O’Connor has been teaching for 18 years. The last eight of those years have been here at Banneker Elementary. She completed her undergraduate work at James Madison University and The University of London. Elizabeth holds two Masters Degrees from George Mason University. The first Masters is in Special Education and the other is in Curriculum and Instruction. She holds a Virginia teaching license with endorsements in Elementary Education K-6, Secondary Education History and Social Studies and Special Education K-12. Her basic teaching philosophy is built on the foundation that every child, no matter what his or her strengths or challenges, will be provided with an opportunity to succeed and that each student's contributions to the learning community is valuable. This is going to be a fantastic year!