Meet Ms. Gordon!Hi I'm Mindy Gordon and this is my second year as a kindergarten teacher at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary. This is my 11th year teaching in Loudoun County, I previously taught Early Childhood Special Education. I graduated from Radford University with a Dual Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Education. I am incredibly blessed to be able to teach in the county where I grew up and to give my own children the same opportunity. My oldest son will be attending LCPS as a 7th grader this year and I have two toddlers at home. In my free time, I try to keep up with all 3 of my very active boys and attempt to catch a movie or occasionally go out to dinner with friends. I am looking forward to a fantastic year as a coyote!
My name is Mrs. Simmonds and this is my seventh year as a Rosa Lee Carter Coyote! During this time I volunteered and substitute taught for several grades. This is my first year as a Kindergarten Teacher's Assistant. My youngest daughter attended RLC from Kindergarten with Ms. Kendal and Ms. Andrew to fifth grade with Ms. Yong. RLC gave her a great foundation educationally, mentally, modeling inclusion, and socially. This experience made me want to remain a Coyote to continue to be the change I want to see. I am truly appreciative of this opportunity to be a partner in the journey that each child and family takes once they walk through these halls. I earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Seton Hall University (South Orange, New Jersey). In addition to many life experiences and life skills on this journey of mine with my family. I enjoy spending time with my family. I am most excited to get to the classroom every day to see what each day brings. I learn so much from my students and I want them to know how kindness can change a moment, a life, a journey. Everyday Is a new day to start a new and with children, it is an adventure each day.