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Mrs. Shikha Jain
Hello Cardinal Ridge Families! I am very excited for my fourth year in LCPS and starting out as a new Red Wing.
For the past three years I have been a third-grade teacher at Ashburn Elementary School. These were by far the most enriching teaching years for me. I had the opportunity to build on many of my professional skills while making long-lasting relationships with students, parents and colleagues. Over these three years, I've implemented the responsive classroom morning meetings and project based learning in my classroom. I got trained to teach the Reading, Writing and Math Workshops. Last year I joined the school’s Personalized Learning team and had the privilege to initiate PL in my classroom.
I began my teaching life as a preschool teacher and soon realized that teaching was more than just a job for me. I have loved every day of school since then and have dedicated over 20 years to the field of education. I have worked in different countries and have taught across the elementary grades. I've also spent significant time in school administration.
I earned my Masters in Education Leadership from the Manchester Metropolitan University, and Teaching Certificate from the University of Sunderland, UK. My teaching philosophy has evolved over the years and has been shaped by the varied experiences that I've had. I believe in instilling strong academic skills and helping students realize how to grow to their greatest potentials.
I am looking forward to getting to meet you and welcoming my new friends back to school.