Degrees and Certifications:
Hello, my name is Ann VanAlsburg and I am excited to be a part of Cool Spring Elementary this year! This will be my 14th year of teaching and my first year in Loudoun County as an EL teacher. I graduated from the University of Virginia and early in my career I taught first grade. I went on to get a Masters degree in Reading through Shenandoah University and became a Reading Specialist spending nine years at the elementary level and two years at the middle school level. During that time, I worked with many English language learners and decided to add that endorsement as well. I am excited to use my skills as a Reading Specialist along with my training as an EL teacher, to help English Learners be successful in all their subject areas.
In my home life, I am married and have raised four boys who are now all college age or in their own careers. I enjoy gardening, bike riding and hiking, and I especially love to read! I know we will have a great year learning together at Cool Spring Elementary!