Phone: 571-367-4020


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Mrs. Brittany Mendel

My name is Brittany Mendel and I am originally from Gahanna, Ohio.  I decided to become a teacher when I was in first grade because I had amazing elementary school teachers.  I never changed my mind, so after graduating from high school, I attended Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio where I obtained my bachelors in Early Childhood Education.  For my student teaching internship I was fortunate enough to be paired with my former second grade teacher, Mrs. McClary!  It was an awesome experience!

After graduating magna cum laude from Ohio Dominican University in 2008, I married my husband, Nick, and we relocated to Northern Virginia.  In the fall of 2008 I was lucky enough to land my first teaching job.  I taught at Greenbriar East Elementary School for six years.  I was a first grade teacher for five years and then switched to third grade for the 2013-2014 school year.  I thoroughly enjoyed teaching both age groups!  I had the pleasure of working in Second Grade last year and am ready for my return to First Grade this school year! ! I have been at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School since the opening!

My family and I live in South Riding, within the Cardinal Ridge zone.  In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my husband, Nick, and two sons, Avery and Oliver.  I also love to go to Disney, read (Harry Potter is my favorite series), shop, and workout.