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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.