Welcome, Hillside Elementary Parents and Students!
My name is Mrs. Michenko, and I consider myself lucky to be teaching at Hillside. My teaching career as an EL teacher started in 2004, and I have been enjoying it ever since. I am licensed to teach in three states: Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee.
I have a Bachelor of Education degree equivalent in Pedagogy/Teaching of English and German as a Foreign Language from the Sakhalin State University in Russia. I have also obtained both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degrees from the University of Memphis in Tennessee.
Having been "in the shoes" of my students as an English learner helps me to better understand their needs and service those accordingly. I am looking forward to working with your children this school year!
If you ever have any questions and/or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.