Hi, my name is Amy McLaughlin. The 2019- 2020 school year will be my seventeenth year as a teacher at Dominion Trail Elementary. During these seventeen years, I have served as a 4th Grade Team Lead, Mentor, PTA Representative, Technology Representative, and Continental Math Representative. I also enjoy offering classes in the ASEP program at DTES, such as the Girls' and Boys' Running Club.I have lived in Loudoun County for over 30 years. I attended Meadowland Elementary, Seneca Ridge Middle School, and graduated from Broad Run High School. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Business from Marymount University, and I received my Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University. All five of my children have attended DTES, and I believe it is the best elementary school ever!This year Fourth grade will be using a Project Based Learning approach to engage students in authentic and meaningful ways. Students will actively explore real world problems and challenges to acquire deeper knowledge. They will also help drive the decision making in the classroom and will engage students in hands on learning projects that align with the Virginia SOL's. Our students will be utilizing 21st century skills including; communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
I love watching my students grow physically, emotionally, socially, and academically throughout the school year, and I know 2019- 2020 will be an amazing year!