Meet Your Teachers!
I am looking forward to my second year of teaching at Belmont Station Elementary School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Penn State in 2018. Throughout my senior year, I participated in the Professional Development School Program. This program provided me with the opportunity to complete a full year internship in a kindergarten classroom. In 2019, I received my Master’s Degree in Special Education at Penn State. I pursued this degree in order to best meet the needs of all students in my classroom. During this time, I was placed in a Learning, Emotional and Autistic Support classroom with students ranging from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
I grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey. In addition to teaching, working with children at summer camp has been a huge passion of mine. I have worked at Ramapo Country Day Camp for the past five summers as a counselor to campers heading into First Grade. When I am not teaching, you can find me spending time with my family and friends, as well as cheering on Penn State football.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with your child and partner with you to promote their academic and social growth. I’m looking forward to a year filled with lots of learning and smiles.
I am so happy to start my 7th year at Belmont Station. I have lived in Ashburn for 21 years with my husband and 4 children. I am originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from LSU. (Geaux Tigers!) I taught 4th grade in Texas and Louisiana for 8 years. At Belmont Station, I have been a substitute teacher, special education assistant, and Kindergarten assistant. I love to travel and take beach vacations with my family. I look forward to working with your children this year.I am thrilled to be teaching Kindergarten at Belmont Station again this year! I’m originally from Indiana, Pennsylvania, but now live in Leesburg with my husband of 19 years, Jon, and my 3 children- Alex (15), Anna (13) and Nicholas (6). Alex is a 9th grader at Heritage High School, Anna is an 8th grader also at Harper Park and Nicholas is a 1st grader here at BeST!I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from George Mason. Prior to having children, I taught in Fairfax County Public Schools for 7 years, teaching 5th and 6th grade. After having my first two children, I taught at St. David’s Preschool in Ashburn and was the lead teacher for their 2 ½ year old program for 5 years. This is my 4th year at Belmont Station. When I’m not teaching, you can find me spending time with my family, watching my kids play sports and volunteering at my kids’ schools. I also enjoy reading, exercising and watching Steelers and Penn State football! I’m looking forward to working with you and your children this year and being part of the BeST community!
I am excited to continue working with the kindergarten team this year. I grew up in Georgia but I have been living in Loudoun County for 27 years. I have three children and two grandchildren, I have worked at Belmont Station for 19 years. First as a substitute teacher, then in special education. I enjoy reading books, baking and gardening. I look forward to watching your children learn and grow this year.I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!!!). I moved south to attend Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!!!) where I earned both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. This is my 24th year teaching in Loudoun County. I spent 10 happy years teaching 1st and 2nd grade before becoming a reading specialist. I was thrilled to return to the classroom as a kindergarten teacher at Belmont Station and have loved every minute. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and 13 year old daughter at the beach, visiting family, at Nationals games, or just in our backyard around the fire. And, of course, we love playing with our very sweet, and slightly naughty, dog. You also might find me doing yoga, walking my slightly naughty dog, watching sports, reading, or taking pictures.I can't wait to get to know you and your families while I spend this exciting year with your kindergartner.I have lived In Loudoun county for the past 24 years. I am married and have two daughters. I have worked at BeSt for the past 12 years as a teacher’s assistant for special education. I am so excited to be a part of the Kindergarten team this year. In my spare time I enjoy spending it with my family, watching my daughter play softball and long walks on the beach.I am so excited to be teaching kindergarten again this year at BeST! I am originally from Long Island where I taught first grade for 8 years before having my 3 boys, Jesse (21), Aidan (19), and Dylan (16). We headed down to Northern Virginia in 2006 and have made our home here in Ashburn. This will be my 9th year at BeST, my first 4 years were spent teaching 1st grade and then moved to Kindergarten.When I am not teaching your little ones, you can find me spending time with my boys and husband Gary, reading, doing yoga, volunteering at Sprout Therapeutic Riding Center or walking our puppy, Rosie.Thank you for letting me spend this very special year with your child.I have lived in Loudoun County for the past 26 years with my husband and three children. I have been with Loudoun County Public Schools for the past 20 years. I worked at Little River Elementary for four years as a kindergarten assistant before coming to Belmont Station. At Belmont Station, I was a kindergarten assistant for 6 years before moving to fourth grade as a special education assistant. I'm back in kindergarten and looking forward to working with your child this year.
I am excited to begin my 3rd year at Belmont Station! I recently graduated from Penn State University with my degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. While at Penn State my senior year, I was chosen to be part of the Professional Development School (PDS). PDS is a year long student teaching internship in which I was lucky enough to be placed in a kindergarten classroom!I am originially from Oxford, PA where I live with my Mom, Dad, sister, two brothers and my adorable dog, Holly. When I am not teaching you can find me reading a new book, running or exploring this new wonderful area. Thank you and I am looking forward to a great year of teaching your little ones!
This will be my 15th year assisting at Belmont Station. I am extremely happy to be working in kindergarten again this year! I live in Ashburn with my husband Carl, daughter Hannah, and our dog Cody. I was a kindergarten assistant for two years before moving into both second and fifth grade classrooms as a special education assistant. I am looking forward to working in kindergarten and getting to know your children!
Nicole LeonardHello, kindergarteners! I grew up in North Hills, just outside of Pittsburgh. I moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1989. While living with my aunt, I attended Towson State University and received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I also attended Western Maryland College, where I received my master’s degree in Special Education. I have taught in Baltimore City, as well as Howard County, before moving to Virginia in 1998. I have been teaching for 29 years, 23 of which have been in Loudoun County. My oldest daughter, Alyssa, is a software engineer at Microsoft, in Seattle. Brenna is a junior in college and my son, Bobby is a junior in high school. I'm looking forward to an amazing year in kindergarten!Maggie SangsterWelcome to Kindergarten, I look forward to meeting you! I grew up on the East Coast of Canada and moved to Ashburn over 10 years ago. Belmont Station is a home away from home and it's an honour to call the staff, students, and parents my extended family. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from Mt. St Vincent University, which then lead me to become a pharmacy technician, hospitality coordinator, recreation director and then educator. My biggest accomplishment of course is my family. My husband Paul (who currently works in Australia) and our 4 children (Anthony, Mark, Lindsay, and Nolan) are actively involved in hockey, soccer, golf, cheer, lacrosse, and we love to travel! You can always find me cheering on my Pittsburgh Penguins. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Station.