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Ms. Torsell

Welcome new and returning families of Cool Spring Elementary School!

I am very excited to be a part of the Cool Spring EL team. I have been with LCPS since 2019. It has been wonderful to work with Cool Spring students for 3 years and I am looking forward to the next school year of new learning adventures.

I am originally from Russia where I grew up and attended school. I graduated from Ryazan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and German Linguistics. I have taught English at a middle school level and did student teaching at a university level back in Russia. Teaching has been my passion since I was young and I have always been fascinated with the English language and culture. As a student I had opportunities to travel to the USA through a summer student program, and decided to move to this country after earning my degree.

I moved to Loudoun county in August 2009 and I am happy to call this place my home.  I earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Virginia Community College and worked in a preschool setting for a couple of years until I had my own son, and decided to take a break and spend as much time with him as possible while he was so young. I hope my personal experience of being a foreigner will help me to connect with my students on a deeper level, and I will do my absolute best to make them feel welcome and open up their full potential. 

I am a very active and social person, and enjoy doing so many different activities in my free time. I am an avid theater goer and a big fan of musicals and try to attend as many shows as I can. I love being active and can’t imagine my life without Zumba, ice skating, dancing, biking and hiking with my son. Travelling is a big part of my life and I absolutely enjoy visiting new places and discovering new adventures. I have traveled across the United States and I try to go back to Russia every year to visit my family who lives there.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone and having a fantastic year ahead of us. 

Last Modified on June 8, 2023