Welcome! My name is Wes Strayer. I am excited to be a member of Rosa Lee Carter's Kindergarten Team! This will be my third year here at Rosa Lee Carter. I could not imagine a better place to share my passion for teaching and learning!
I am a native of Pennsylvania. I grew up in a small town just outside of Harrisburg, PA. After graduation from high school, I attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Early Grades Education (PK-4). Following graduation from West Chester University, I ventured to Virginia to begin my professional career within Loudoun County Public Schools. This will be my sixth year within LCPS. I began my career at Newton-Lee Elementary where I taught third grade for two years, before moving to Kindergarten. This will be my fourth year in Kindergarten; I have taught both half-day and full-day programs. During my early years within the county I pursued my Masters Degree. I attended Walden University where I earned a Masters in Education with a specialization in Teacher Leadership. While I have experience in all grades K-3, Kindergarten is the heart of my educational passion.
Kindergarten is the beginning of our educational careers; the first step into learning and experiences that help us grow and develop. I believe, that as Kindergarten Teachers, it is our responsibility to give students a solid foundation; a foundation that they can build upon as they advance throughout their educational careers. I believe that learning should be fun, engaging, and relevant to the world around them. As a result of this belief, Project-Based Learning is a cornerstone of my teaching philosophy and practice. Additionally, I believe that parents and families are a critical part of student success. Students achieve their greatest successes when we are able to work together as a cohesive team.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family back home in PA. I also enjoy staying active and spending time with my friends, and puppy. I have a four-year-old spaniel/hound mix named Greyson. He certainly keeps me active!
As I mentioned previously, I believe that families are a critical component of student success. As such, I believe in continual communication. Please feel free to email me anytime at email@example.com.
I am looking forward to a year full of fun and exciting learning!
Welcome families! My name is Sylvia Donovan. I am excited to be a memeber of the Kindergarten Team here at Rosa Lee Carter. I am a native of Virginia. I grew up in Fairfax County. After graduating high school, I attended Virginia Tech where I majored in Home Economics Education. I began my teaching career in Fairfax County where I taught Home Economics in high school for 10 years. Though I loved teaching, I left to raise my children. After my children were grown and began attending school, I also went back to school. This time, I began my career as a Kindergarten Assistant. This will be my 14th year as a Kindergarten Assistant and I absolutely love this position!
My husband and I have three children. I enjoy reading, exercising, baking, and traveling! In my free time on the weekends, I enjoy walking the dogs at Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) shelter. I am looking forward to working alongside Mr. Strayer to provide your children with a fun and engaging year full of learning!