Hello, my name is Kim Engle and I am very excited to be your child's kindergarten teacher this year.
This is my fourth year working with the kindergarten team at Rosa Lee Carter. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Education (PK-4th) from Virginia Tech. GO HOKIES! This is my 9th year of teaching. I have taught preschool, junior kindergarten, kindergarten enrichment and kindergarten in addition to teaching 2nd grade in Fairfax County.
I have a heart for early childhood education. I feel like a nurturing and positive kindergarten experience helps foster a confident, motivated, and successful student. In addition, I have a passion for encouraging a child's curiousity and love for learning. My belief is that children learn best through hands on, collaborative, and explorative experiences. I consider it to be a privilege to work alongside your child, helping them develop into a self-assured and eager learner. Philosophically, I believe feeling valued and accepted builds confidence which helps children learn and grow into their best selves.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I've been married for 23 years and have three children. My oldest son is a junior at William and Mary. I have a daughter who is a freshman at George Mason and will study abroad in Ireland during her spring semester. My youngest son is in 8th grade. Through my own experience, I have witnessed the importance of teachers and parents working together to support and encourage a child's growth both academically and socially. I believe as a team we can make this year a success!
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Hi, my name is Suzanne Gitlin. I have two children David and Daniel. David is married to Kristin, my lovely daughter-in-law. I have lived in Northern Va. all my life. I went to Fairfax Co. Public Schools and then to George Mason University. I graduated with a degree in Accounting. Once David and Daniel were born and went to preschool I began teaching preschool. I then realized that I was meant to teach children!!! I taught preschool for 28 years before moving to Ashburn and finding my dream job as a Kindergarten Assistant here at Rosa Lee Carter!