Degrees and Certifications:
Hello, my name is Ann VanAlsburg and I love being a part of Cool Spring Elementary! This will be my 15th year of teaching and my second year in Loudoun County as an EL teacher. I graduated from the University of Virginia and went on to get a Masters degree in Reading through Shenandoah University. Two years ago I added the English Language endorsement as well. In my career I have been a first grade elementary teacher, an elementary and middle school Reading Specialist, and am currently enjoying supporting English Language learners in both Reading and Math. I believe in forming positive relationships with all my students and helping them feel successful and proud of their own accomplishments. It is my privilege to work with kids and something that gives me great joy!
I am married and have raised four boys who are now all college age or in their own careers. I enjoy being out in nature especially hiking in the mountains but also bicycling. I also love to read and am a huge animal lover, especially dogs. I have a new Border Collie puppy named Pepper that keeps me busy at home. I look forward to another wonderful year at Cool Spring!