•  Mrs. Ricci and Mrs. Kelly

    Mrs. Ricci

    I am so happy to be a part of the Stars family! Before I became the FDES librarian, I was a librarian at Harmony MS, Creighton’s Corner ES, and Loudoun Valley HS. I have also taught 5th and 6th grades.

    I live in Purcellville with my family. I have three wonderful children, ages 23, 16, and 13, and two sweet dogs. I love to read, perform in musical theater productions, travel, and cook.

    I can’t wait to greet all of our Stars! We will read books, learn, and play games together.

    Some of my favorite books are Charlotte’s Web, The Giver, Wonder, and Little House in the Big Woods.

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

    -Dr. Seuss


    "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."


    Mrs. Kelly

    My name is Mrs. Kelly and I am so happy to be part of the Stars family.  Before I became the library assistant, I was a regular FDE substitute and got to know many of our Stars.

    I live in Leesburg with my family and you might see me in Target or on a soccer field.  Be sure to say, "Hi" :)  I love to read, take photographs and cheer on the VT Hokies!  I also spend time on the sidelines of my kids' soccer, flag football and basketball games.

    I love seeing our Stars in the library and sharing my favorite books and library-themed memes with them.

    Some of my favorite books are Invisible Boy, I Wish You More, Wonder, and Fourteenth Goldfish.


    "When something goes wrong in your life, just yell 'plot twist' and move on!"

     "Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."