Mrs. Lara Ballard



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Mrs. Lara Ballard

Mrs. Ballard has over 20 years of experience teaching in Sterling Park. This will be her 6th year at Sterling Middle. Previously she taught 5th grade at Sterling Elementary. Mrs. Ballard graduated from Mary Baldwin College (now Mary Baldwin University) in Staunton, VA where she earned her B. A in Sociology and Elementary Teaching Certificate. In 2000, Mrs. Ballard went back to school and earned her Masters in Education from George Mason University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in technology. Ten years later, she found herself going back to school, earning her Reading Specialist Certificate from Shenandoah University. Mrs. Ballard loves to share her knowledge of reading with others. 

Mrs. Ballard lives in the Sterling area with her husband and two children. She loves to read, spend time with family and friends, and time outside in nature. Please feel free to call or email her with any qeustions. Her email is  She is looking foward to an exciting year at Sterling Middle. #PioneerPower