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My name is Elyssa Cole and I am very excited for my fifth year as part of the Rolling Ridge family! I will be staying in 1st grade for the 2018-2019 school year and can't wait to meet all of my new students :)
I was born in Lafayette, Indiana and have spent time in many places since my dad was in the Navy, inlcuding Alaska, Hawaii, and Connecticut. I grew up in Dumfries, Virginia, not too far from Sterling. Five years ago, my husband and I moved to Frederick, Maryland and that is where I currently call home.
Before coming to Rolling Ridge, I taught for three years in Prince William County in 4th grade. I knew for a very long time that I wanted to be a teacher, working as a counselor at summer camps as well as a tutor and substitute for almost 10 years!
I received my undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech in Wildlife Science and my graduate degree at George Mason in Elementary Education, along with a professional endorsement in Library Sciences at Old Dominion. I love learning and hope to pass that passion for knowledge on to my students each and every day. I also enjoy being outdoors, spending time with my husband, Dave, and cat, Harley, and watching Capitals hockey, Hokie football, or Cubs baseball.
I can't wait to see all that's in store for this coming school year and I know we're going to have a blast :)