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Ms. Paula Culvyhouse

Hi Red Wings! 

My name is Paula Culvyhouse and I am starting my seventh year at Cardinal Ridge. I earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from George Mason University and switched careers to become a certified English Learner (EL) teacher. I completed my master's in social and emotional learning through National University in 2022. When I am not teaching or studying, I enjoy coaching the Cardinals, one of Loudoun County's Special Olympics softball teams. I also make time to play pickleball and Scrabble with my friends.

What makes our school special is that we are a community of caring families, scholars, and teachers. My job is to help your child feel safe physically, emotionally, and socially. My goal is to ensure each scholar is excited about learning and can communicate their strengths and needs. Every day counts in elementary school because scholars are learning foundational academic and social and emotional skills that will impact them for the rest of their lives. Our families are essential educational partners. Let's work together to ensure your scholar is in school every day, learning with their friends, and having fun! Please contact me with any questions or information about your child’s progress at Communication and collaboration are vital to helping our scholars SOAR.