About Mrs. SomersWelcome Spartans to the 2020-2021 school year! This is my 20th year teaching in Loudoun County Public Schools and my 19th year at Broad Run High School. I am a native of Northern Virginia, raised in nearby Vienna, and a graduate of Oakton High School in Fairfax County. I have a B.S. in Business Education from Longwood College, now known to most of you as Longwood University . I have taken graduate courses towards my Master's program in Integrating Technology in Schools at George Mason University and have completed the Insurance Education Institute through Eastern Kentucky University. I am also WISE-certified to teach personal finance, and a "fellow" with Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) Summer Institute Program based in Palo Alto, CA. I recently became a Virtual Loudoun Instructor and teach the online Virtual Loudoun Economics/Personal Finance course through LCPS.This year I will be teaching five classes of the required course, "Personal Finance" and also Business Law/Business Management. I am also a co-adviser to FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), a nationwide, co-curricular organization that provides students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills. In addition to monthly student-led meetings, we plan exciting business-related field trips, perform community service, host guest speakers and attend national and state leadership conferences throughout the country.I have been fortunate to have been able to combine my previous 20 years of business/office administration experience with part-time teaching experience at various business schools and adult education classes over the years. My husband is also a teacher at Broad Run HS. We are blessed to be the parents of two grown children, Katie, a UVA graduate (go Hoos) and also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Graduate School of Education and currently employed by the University of Virginia as Assistant Dean of Housing and Residential Life, and John, a 2018 graduate of Longwood University (go Lancers!) with a degree in Criminal Justice and Business and (thankfully) now employed in the financial services industry in Richmond, VA.I place high value on work-study education and strongly believe that students need to experience the connection between classroom theory and pragmatic real world situations. Whenever possible, my lessons are designed around meaningful applications and correlations to the work environment, which should benefit students as they think about future career goals. I am always available and most often can be found in Room 6 both before and after school.
Last Modified on August 11, 2020