• Here is the link to my new website: http://wippich.weebly.com/  
     
    Welcome, my new 5th graders! I am SO excited to start a new year with you! 
     
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    Welcome to Mrs. Jessica Wippich's class page!

     
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    About Me…

     

    My name is Jessica Wippich and this is my 8th year teaching 5th grade at Algonkian.  We learn a lot of interesting things in fifth grade and I am really looking forward to all of the fun your child and I are going to have on our journey!

     

    A bit about my background: I grew up as an Air Force “military brat” and moved all over the United States. During one stay in Maryland, I had the most wonderful school year which eventually motivated me to become a teacher. My teacher, Mrs. Smith, actually managed to make learning FUN, giving us the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways, all the while maintaining order and a positive working environment. I utilize a lot of the same strategies in my teaching and hope my enthusiasm for learning will motivate your child to try his or her best.

     

    When I finally settled in Virginia, I finished high school and then graduated from George Mason University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in English (concentration in cultural studies). After graduating, I worked for over six years at a software company in Tysons Corner. I had always wanted to be a teacher, though it wasn’t until 2009 that I decided I was ready to pursue my dream. In order to achieve my goal, I once again became a student at George Mason University, this time earning my Master of Elementary Education degree and Pre-K-6 teaching licensure.

     

    When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband, Jason, and our adorable (energetic!) son, Nicholas (who was born in November 2012). In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, writing, anything artsy or creative, and hanging out with friends. 

     

    I am really looking forward to the opportunity to get to know your child this year. I am sure we will have a lot of great experiences and opportunities to learn and grow together in the months ahead.  If you have questions or concerns, please email me directly at jessica.wippich@lcps.org.