Andy Hawk- Mr. Hawk graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Journalism degree. ...He received his teacher certification from Ohio State University, and has a Master of Science degree in Library & Information Science from Catholic University.- He taught at Loudoun County High School for 15 years (1997-2012), teaching primarily Journalism and Newspaper. Before that, he was a sports writer for nearly 10 years at The Indiana (Pa.) Gazette, The Columbus Dispatch in Ohio, and The Baltimore Sun.- Currently plays and writes for a band (Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings) and can be seen all over the Northern Virginia area.p.s. - Part of the proceeds from "Shhh!!!", a CD of original songs my band recorded live in the PFHS library last year, go to the PFHS library fund. You can purchase it on iTunes here.Donna Russell
Ms. Russell graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a certification for Elementary Education. She earned her Master's degrees from George Mason University (Professional Teaching Studies) and Longwood University (School Library Media).
This is her fifth year as a Librarian in Loudoun County public schools after beginning her school library career at Lowes Island Elementary School. Before that, she worked as a Language Arts teacher at Seneca Ridge Middle School.
Before entering the education field, Mrs. Russell worked in marketing, real estate, and campus ministry services. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, reading, gardening, running, and her family dog pack! She can be seen occasionally on the stage with The Pickwick Players community theatre group or singing at community events with The Pickwick Singers.
Emma Pareja-Lecaros (Library Assistant)
Ms. Emma graduated from the University of Lima and ISCA, Peru, with a Bachelor in Administrative Science and Economics. Taught as a volunteer in the Afternoon Enrichment Program at Horizon Elementary for 12 years as well as the Spanish, Chess, Lego Creation, and Math Game programs. Was in charge of organizing inter-school chess tournaments. Substitute teacher for 4 years and an ESL Teaccher Assistant for 2 years at Seneca Ridge Middle School. Speaks four languages - Spanish, German, English, and Portuguese. This will be her fifth year as a Library Assistant here at Potomac Falls.