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Mrs. Gallagher

Hello! I am honored to join the CRE community!

I am excited to be teaching first grade at Cardinal Ridge.  I am a dedicated educator teaching for over 20 years. Over the past years, I earned a master’s in education, a special education license, and an administrative leadership license.  In 2017, I renewed my National Board's license in middle childhood.  Currently, I am working on my disseratation on transformational learning.   I am passionate about student-centered learning, improving problem-solving skills, and developing critical thinking skills. 

Outside the classroom, I am an avid traveler, scuba diver, and a student.  My three children are grown and married.  I am moving to a farm in rural VA and excited to share my adventures with the students. At home, I have a 90-pound Goldendoodle, Archie, and a demanding cat, Lucrecia. Additionally, I am learning to care for 4 chickens.

I look forward to a fantastic year filled with learning, exploring new ideas, and conquering challenges.  If you have any questions, concerns, or need to reach me please email me at