Hello Hillside Families! My name is Jennie Monkelien (Monk-lin) and I am so happy to be the Gifted Resource Teacher for the Hawks. I work with all grade levels, kindergarten to fifth grade at Hillside. This will be my 13th year of teaching and sixth year with LCPS. I previously taught for seven years in Fairfax County.
I attended George Mason University for both my Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. I consider myself a lifelong learner and completed coursework through UVA for a gifted education endorsement. I am also a proud Loudoun County resident and live in Sterling with my husband and two sons, Landon and Xander. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking trips to the beach, reading, drinking coffee, and playing outside with my sons and dog, Zuma. I'm looking forward to a great year learning together!