Hello! My name is Penny Poerksen and I am very excited to be starting my first year at Liberty Elementary School, as a Resource Teacher! I may be familiar to some of you, as I worked here as a Teaching Assistant two years ago, and I am thrilled to be back! I love being part of the Liberty community and cannot wait to begin the 2015-2016 school year! I am really looking forward to meeting the students and their families!I am originally from Lexington, Kentucky, where I graduated from the University of Kentucky, Go Wildcats, with a Bachelors degree in Communications and English. I moved to the Washington, DC area many years ago where I worked in both corporate and non-profit environments. I made the decision to go into education five years ago and recently completed my Masters in Special Education from Shenandoah University.I live in Ashburn with my husband, Mike, our two children, Hunter (16) and Andrew (12), and our Cairn Terrier, Roxie. My interests include traveling, cooking, reading, going to movies and spending time with my family and friends.Please feel free to contact me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to a great year!