Hello Kindergarten students and families! My name is Mrs. Diana and I am thrilled to be back for another great year in Kindergarten! This will be my 6th year teaching Kindergarten at Liberty. I LOVE this age group and being able to witness the progress that the students make from the beginning of the shcool year to the end!I am originally from Chesapeake, Virginia. I graduated from James Madison University where I earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a minor in Elementary Education and a Masters in the Art of Teaching. I completed my student teaching in Fairfax County at Fairfax Villa Elementary School in grades 2nd and 5th.When I am not teaching, I love to puzzle, garden, and read a good while sitting outside on my patio. My parents recently moved to Virginia Beach where they live on the bay, so my husband and I always try to escape there whenever we can! We love being on a boat cruising, tubing, or fishing! We enjoy bike riding and playing with our dog, Finley! Also, I am a huge football fan. I love to cheer on my JMU Dukes and Washington Redskins!
I cannot wait to meet each of you! It is going to be a great year! Go Liberty Eagles!!Hi Liberty families! My name is Colleen Szczypinski (pronounced Sa PIN ski) and I am so excited to be joining all of you here at this amazing school in South Riding! I grew up here in Northern Virginia and I am a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a Minor in Special Education. I have a strong background as an elementary school teacher having taught both in Fairfax County, Virginia and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grades and love young children so much that I am returning to the classroom after being at home with my own children.
I am a proud mom of four awesome kids, a daughter and three sons. I am always super busy watching my boys play sports and spending time going to the beach or to the mountains with my family. My oldest son is a rising freshman at Radford University this year!I can’t wait to begin an exciting and fun year of learning with your children and I'm really happy to be a part of Liberty’s great group of teachers!