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Mrs. Katherine Ausgotharp

Hello First Grade!

I am thrilled to be your child's First Grade teacher this year!  This will be my 6th year at Pinebrook Elementary, and 2nd year as the 1st Grade Team Lead.

I am a Northern Virginia native and attended Virginia Tech, where I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education.  After graduation, I started my teaching career teaching Kindergarten for several years in Alexandria, before taking some time off to stay at home and raise my 2 children.  I also taught Pre-K for 7 years before joining the Pinebrook Family. 

I live in South Riding with my husband of 24 years and 2 children. My son is a Senior at Freedom High School and my daughter is in her 2nd year at VCU. My hobbies include hiking, camping, watching baseball, traveling to beaches and spending time with my friends and family.  

I couldn't be more excited to be a part of your child's learning experience here at Pinebrook.  Go Pumas!


Happy Summer!

It has been quite the year in first grade! I thank you all so much for your patience, support, and love throughout the school year. I am looking forward to seeing everyone back here at Pinebrook in the fall!

Here are some things you can do over the summer!

Dreambox - Math
Prodigy - Math
Raz Kids - Reading
Epic - Reading
Tumble Books - Reading
Dance Typing Mat - Typing skills

Additional Activities
Keep a writing journal of summer adventures
Go Math Books that were sent home
Practice reading and writing 1st grade sight words - Click here to access our sight word list