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    Hello Liberty Students and Families! My name is Penny Poerksen and this is my 13th year of teaching, and my 9th year at Liberty Elementary School as a Resource Teacher!   I love being part of the Liberty community and cannot wait for the 2023-2024 school year to begin!  
     
    A little bit about me, 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 on Capitol Hill, and in both corporate and non-profit environments.  I decided to make a career change and become a teacher, and in 2015, I  completed my Masters in Special Education from Shenandoah University.
     
    I live in Ashburn, VA with my husband, and our rescue dog, Roxie  Our daughter, Hunter (age 24) is a 2021 graduate of James Madison University (JMU), and is currently working in Washington, DC.  Our son, Andrew (age 20) is a Junior at James Madison University (JMU).  Go Dukes!!! My interests include traveling, cooking, reading, hiking, going to movies and spending time with family and friends.
     
    I love working with children and strive to provide a fun and nurturing environment, where each student can grow and learn in their own way.  I am looking forward to a great year!
     
    Please feel free to contact me at any time at penny.poerksen@lcps.org.