Welcome Parents and Students!
My name is Tatyana (Tanya) Acton. This is my third year as an EL teacher at Hillside Elementary, and I am very excited to be back! Although it's my third year as a teacher here, I am not new to the Hillside community. My husband and I have been living in Broadlands for the past 13 years, and our two daughters grew up here. We have been Mill Run, Eagle Ridge and now Briar Woods parents for the past 10 years. As a result I have experienced firsthand the academic excellence, the passion and the community that defines schools in the area!
My prior teaching experience includes being an EL teacher at Mill Run and at Rolling Ridge Elementary, and teaching at Virginia Academy in Ashburn. My college degree is in teaching foreign languages, and I also have two Master's degrees - an MBA from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA, and a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling with my family, reading, cooking and taking yoga classes.
This is going to be an exciting year full of new friendships, challenges, learning, inspiration, creativity, and fun. There is so much to look forward to, and I am thrilled to be your child's EL Teacher!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org