Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Mosher, or Miss Molly as some of her students with language delays call her, is entering her fourth year at Trailside Middle School and just as proud to be a member of the Timber Wolf pack as she was when she helped open the school! As she begins her 17th year with LCPS, she reflects upon the hats she has worn, first as a self-contained English teacher, then the last 9 years as a teacher of students with autism.
She began her teaching career after graduating from American University with a degree in elementary and special education. She then taught in private residental and public special education settings. She has accrued over 30 hours of graduate work in teaching students with special needs and is almost finished with the quest at George Mason University to obtain her masters in special education. She has completed the coursework and supervision in Applied Behavior Analysis and is waiting to sit for the exam to become a BCBA.
Two years ago she was nominated by Trailside for Shenandoah University Teacher of the Year as one of 11 finalists. Although she wasn't chosen as THE finalist, just being nominated was good enough for her!
Ms. Mosher is a teacher consultant for the Northern Virginia Writing Project and a board member of Project Write in the Shenandoah Valley.
Living "in the country" with her family and surrounded by her dogs, cats, horses and feathered friends, suits Ms. Mosher just fine! She is looking forward to starting another school year and teaching and supporting students from both ends of the spectrum and in between!