Hello Kindergarten students and families! My name is Mrs. Diana and I am thrilled to be back for another great year in Kindergarten! This will be my 5th year teaching Kindergarten at Liberty. I LOVE this age group and being able to witness the progress that the students make from the beginning of the shcool year to the end!
I am originally from Chesapeake, Virginia. I graduated from James Madison University where I earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a minor in Elementary Education and a Masters in the Art of Teaching.
When I am not teaching, I love to escape to the Outer Banks with my friends and family! I enjoy reading, hiking, snowboarding, and playing with my (not so little) puppy Finley! Also, I am a huge football fan. I love to cheer on my JMU Dukes and Washington Redskins!
I cannot wait to meet each of you! It is going to be a great year! Go Liberty Eagles!!
Hi Liberty families! My name is Colleen Szczypinski (pronounced Sa PIN ski) and I am so excited to be joining all of you here at this amazing school in South Riding!
I grew up here in Northern Virginia and I am a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a Minor in Special Education. I have a strong background as an elementary school teacher having taught both in Fairfax County, Virginia and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grades and love young children so much that I am returning to the classroom after being at home with my own children.
I am a proud mom of four awesome kids, a daughter and three sons - two of which are here at Liberty. I am always super busy watching my boys play sports and spending time going to the beach or to the mountains with my family. My oldest son is a rising senior at Freedom High school and we love attending his school ice hockey games.
Now that my youngest son has started school I am looking forward to joining Liberty as a Kindergarten teaching assistant to Mrs. Diana. I can’t wait to begin an exciting and fun year of learning with your children and am really happy to be a part of Liberty’s great group of teachers!