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Ms. Ruggieri

My name is Katherine Ruggieri and I am honored and delighted to be a Special Education teacher for Kindergarten and 1st grade! This will be my first year at Sugarland Elementary and my second year of teaching in LCPS. I am so excited about the year we have ahead, and will be there to support your child’s unique strengths and goals every step of the way.

I am a graduate of Penn State University where I received both my Master’s degree in special education as well my Bachelor’s degree 
in elementary and early childhood education. I am originally from Cranston, Rhode Island but moved to Loudoun County last year. I have fallen in love with the area and cannot wait to explore more.

Teaching has been a passion of mine since I can remember, with special education being front and center! This coming year I will work with your child to best prepare them for the academic adventures that may come their way. I am truly here to be one of your student's number one fans and am already rooting for their success. I look forward to meeting with and hearing from you and am so glad to get to work with your student!

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