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Hello kindergarten students and families! My name is Tonia Varner and I am so excited to be teaching kindergarten again at Madison’s Trust Elementary School this year. I live in Brambleton with my amazing daughter and my wonderful husband. I love living here and I feel grateful to teach in this great community. When I am not in the classroom, I love spending time with my family. We frequently visit museums and attend local community events. I also enjoy photography and writing.
I have a diverse background in education which includes eight years teaching kindergarten and four years teaching fifth grade. I also taught adult students for many years and directed a regional adult education program for Rappahannock Community College. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Science in elementary education from Old Dominion University. I am also a veteran and I served eight years as a journalist in the U.S. Navy. When I served overseas, I had the special opportunity to volunteer in the local schools. It was in those schools that I found my love of teaching. I believe learning should be fun and engaging and I hope to inspire your children to love learning as much as I do.