First Grade Team

    (Left to right--Mrs. Vander Molen, Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Harrington, Ms. Rodriguez & Mrs. Salberg)

    FHR First Grade

    Where we spend every day rockin' and learning with the 3 R's!

    Respect, Responsibility and Relationships

    Welcome to First Grade Teachers in Hallway



    Ms. Rodriguez

    MS. SAMMY RODRIGUEZ: Ms. Rodriguez is so excited to join the FHR family and 1st grade team! She just graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Elementary Education and this will be her first year teaching. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on long walks with her dog Aspen, and cooking. She also enjoys going to the beach and country concerts in the summertime. Ms. Rodriguez is looking forward to the upcoming school year and getting to work with the FHR community.

    Mrs. Harrington

     MRS. TALITHA HARRINGTON: Mrs. Harrington was born and raised in the Netherlands (she speaks both Dutch and English)! Before moving here, she worked in a hospital for seven years. Mrs. Harrington currently lives in Ashburn with her husband and their two dogs (Onyx and Alba), and she likes to spend her free time going on long walks with them! Mrs. Harrington’s has been a color guard coach in LCPS for four years and she just finished her second year teaching Dutch culture and language at a Dutch school in Bethesda. Mrs. Harrington graduated from George Mason University with a BA in elementary education. Mrs. Harrington is very excited to start in first grade here at FHR!

    Mrs. Salberg

    MRS. HEATHER SALBERG: Mrs. Salberg has been an FHR Raven since 2013!  She has her BA in K-8 education with an emphasis in math from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota and her MEd. in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University in Virginia.  Before coming to FHR she taught for nine years in Minnesota.  Mrs. Salberg has taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  She LOVES teaching 1st grade!  When she is not teaching Mrs. Salberg enjoys spending time with her family (husband and two sons), reading, and watching football (Go Vikings ~ SKOL!). Mrs. Salberg is looking forward to another great year at FHR!

      Mrs. Perez

    MRS. CRISTINA PEREZ: Mrs.  Perez is thrilled to be joining the First Grade Team! Mrs. Perez graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. (Go Noles!) She taught first grade in Palm Beach County, Florida before relocating to Virginia. She has taught both first grade and kindergarten in LCPS. This is Mrs. Perez's 16th year of teaching. When Mrs. Perez is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 kids, playing with her 2 year old St. Berdoodle (Rosie), reading, doing puzzles, hiking, bike riding, and traveling! Mrs. Perez lives in Purcellville which provides many opportunities for her favorite activities! 

    Mrs. Vander Molen

    MRS. CINDY VANDER MOLEN: Mrs. Vander Molen joined the First Grade Team at FHR in 2011.  She has a BA in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Language Arts from William Paterson University.  Before coming to FHR she taught First Grade at Lowes Island Elementary for six years.  Mrs. V. also taught for several years in Northern New Jersey.  Although she has had experience in many different grade levels, First Grade is where her heart is!  When she's not teaching she enjoys spending time with her family (husband, two daughters, and son-in-law), reading, cooking, watching movies, and cheering on her favorite teams the NJ Devils, NY Yankees, and NY Giants.  Mrs. V. is looking forward to another super year teaching First Grade at Frances Hazel Reid!




Last Modified on August 16, 2023