Hello Eagles! My name is Jessica Kakar, and I’m thrilled to be working as a Reading Specialist at Little River Elementary! This is my fifth year teaching in Loudoun County, and my 21st year in education. I’m originally from Western Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!) and am a proud graduate of both Penn State and George Mason Universities. Prior to becoming a Reading Specialist, I taught second, fourth, and fifth grades in Fairfax County, and I also worked with bilingual students in kindergarten through sixth grade. As a South Riding resident since 2009, I could not be more excited to serve the local community. In my spare time, I love reading, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling with my family. I am looking forward to another wonderful year!