Ms. Gwinn-Casey is delighted to be a librarian at Belmont Ridge Middle School! She holds a B.A.in English from Stony Brook University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America. She had previously taught Language Arts and English for Language Learners in Maryland.
Ms. Gwinn-Casey and her family have lived in Loudoun County for over 16 years, and she loves watching concerts, sporting events, walking her dog, Josie, and best of all...reading great books! She and Ms. Kessler enjoy helping students to find great books to read, book club, and S.T.E.A.M. Hub activities!
Mrs. Kessler is looking forward to another fantastic year at Belmont Ridge Middle School! She received her B.S. Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh. She continued her education at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where she received her M.S. Degree in Exceptionalities. Most recently, Mrs. Kessler received her endorsement as a Library Media Specialist from Radford University.
Before coming to Belmont Ridge, Mrs. Kessler worked in Fairfax County as a librarian for six years. Prior to becoming a librarian, Mrs. Kessler was a special education teacher for eight and half years in Fairfax and Henrico Counties.
Mrs. Kessler lives in Loudoun County with her husband, two children, and their dog, Lulu. She enjoys reading, biking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Hough is very excited to be working at Belmont Ridge Middle School and is looking forward to another great year. Mrs. Hough was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After getting married, Mrs. Hough moved with her husband to Texas and then West Virginia before moving to Virginia. Mrs. Hough has lived in Loudoun County with her husband and three children since 1997. Mrs. Hough’s first career was in Nursing. After 12 years of working as a nurse, she decided to stay home and raise her three children. Mrs. Hough continued to be very active in volunteering in the school community before coming to work at Belmont Ridge.
Mrs. Hough lives in Loudoun County with her husband. She has two grown children living in Fairfax County and a Junior at Virginia Tech. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, going to the gym, and traveling.