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    Welcome! My name is Kelly Novotny. I am a fourth grade teacher here at Liberty Elementary!  I joined Liberty Elementary 9 years ago and Loudoun County Public Schools 10 years ago. Prior to becoming part of the LCPS community, I taught in Ohio and Fairfax County Public Schools. I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary education from Ashland University and my master's degree from Virginia Tech and became a Certified Reading Specialist.  November of 2016, I achieved National Board Certification. 
     
    My family and I have lived in South Riding for 10+ years and have been active in swim and lacrosse teams. Our family spends a lot of time together playing or watching sports. This year, you will get to know my three daughters as they frequently volunteer in our classroom and assist with special projects or work with small groups. Our oldest daughter Meghan is a junior at JMU and our daughter Colleen is a sophmore at JMU. Last but never least, our youngest daughter Gwen will be a SENIOR at Freedom High School. I love my morning coffee, chocolate covered strawberries, spending time near the water and just goofing around with my family. 
     
    It is going to be fun to get to know each of you!