This is Ms. Neff's twenty-third year at Algonkian Elementary in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is currently teaching third grade and her other teaching experiences include teaching fourth grade, Special Education in grades first through fourth grade. Before moving to Virginia in 1999, Ms. Neff taught full day kindergarten for seven years and first grade for one year in Buffalo, New York. She received her Bachelor's Degree in General Education with a concentration in Exceptional Children for both Special Education and Gifted children. This degree, as well as her Master's Degree in Special Education for Learning and Behavioral Needs, is from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.