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    Alison Gittelman

    Department: English

    Email: Alison.gittelman@lcps.org

    Room: L409

    Office Hours during Distance Learning: M-F, 12-2


    Teacher Biography

    Ms. Gittelman is thrilled to be teaching English 9H and 10A and coaching Cross-Country at Freedom. She previously taught 8th Grade English at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The University of Maryland and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. Prior to becoming a teacher, Ms. Gittelman worked as an Instructional Designer for 20 years, developing competency-based degree programs. Her favorite author is Roald Dahl, because his books always make reading a magical experience for her. Ms. Gittelman lives in South Riding with her husband and two sons, both Freedom HS students, and, when she's not teaching, enjoys training for and competing in triathlons.  


    Required supplies for all students: 
    • ONE 1.5" binder
    • 5 tabs
    • Lined paper
    • Pens, pencils, highlighters (at least 2 of each)
    • Post-it notes
    • Independent reading book (student choice)

    Daily classroom updates (including assignments and homework) will be posted in Google Classroom. Students should log in regularly to review what we did in class. This is especially important if they have been absent!

    Teacher Information 


    English 9H

    English 10A










    A Day

    Block 1: English 9H – Room 601

    Block 2: Planning (Room 503)

    Block 3: English 9H – Room L406

    Block 4: English 9H – Room L406

    B Day

    Block 5: Study Hall – Room L506

    Block 6: Planning (Room L410)

    Block 7: English 10A – Room L409

    Block 8: English 10A – Room L409



    Online Presence


    E-mail: Alison.gittelman@lcps.org






    Current Grades 

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    Contact Information
    Freedom High School | 25450 Riding Center Drive | South Riding, VA
    P: (703)957-4300 | F:(703)542-2086