Ginger O'MearaDegree - Elementary Education K-8 Shepherd College,Reading - University of VirginiaTeaching Career Began: 1990Schools Taught: Ashburn Elementary, Hillsboro Elementary, Mountain View Elementary
I'm very excited about teaching second grade class at Mountain View Elementary. It's going to be an exciting year with fun filled activities.
My goal is that every student leave my classroom with a love for learning and a passion for reading. Many children struggle with reading and others just are not excited about it. I want every child to have a positive experience with reading and understand that they are ALL good readers. I want to build lifelong readers. When children leave my classroom, I want them all to be excited about reading and learning.My style of teaching is giving children as much hands-on activities as possible. I have high expectations for all of my students and want each child to understand that there are many different ways to solve problems. The only mistake is not making any mistakes. That's where we learn the most. I want them to have stamina for problem solving, not giving up because something didn't work the first time.I grew up in Loudoun County - attended Catoctin Elementary, JLSMS, and Loudoun County High School. My husband, Andy, and I met in high school. We have been married since 1990. We have 4 children - Ryan, Cody, Kylie, and Haley. Ryan and his wife live in Spokane, WA where Ryan is a SERE for the Air Force. Cody just graduated with his masters in engineering from Ohio State. He is working with a company to build better batteries that will give a warning before catching on fire (I didn't know they did that!). Kylie is in Van, TX working as a Education Planner at Sky Ranch. She plans field trips for groups of students. Haley is attending Liberty University where she's majoring in Music Education.
I LOVE sign language. I became interested in 2nd grade at Catoctin Elementary. I wanted to be able to communicate with the deaf girls there. My 2nd grade teacher gave me a finger spelling chart, and my love for sign language began. It's such a beautiful language. I will be teaching your child sign language throughout the year, including the Pledge of Allegiance.
I look forward to a wonderful school year at Mountain View Elementary. The entire team is FABULOUS here at Mountain View. I consider myself lucky to be a part of this talented group.
Last Modified on August 9, 2019