Hello, Timber Wolves! My name is Don Rahn and I look forward to another year in sixth grade science. I have taught for 24 years in Loudoun County, and I am excited to start my twenty fifth year at Trailside. I was fortunate to work at both Meadowland Elementary and Mountain View Elementary. I attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania for my undergraduate classes, and I received my Master's Degree from George Mason University in Instructional Technology.
There is a lot that I enjoy about being a teacher, but what I value the most is there is always something new to learn and share with my students and fellow teachers. Education is always changing and I am always on the look out for the latest book, the next innovative technology and engaging activity.
My family and I live in Purcellville, Virginia. My wife is also a school teacher and during our summers, we like to travel with our two daughters, who will be twelfth grader and a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington. Our favorite place to go is the area around Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We have also been to Hawaii, Alaska, Belize and Barcelona, Spain. I like to spend my free time hiking with my dog Junior, taking pictures of the outdoors, reading good books and still finding some time for video games.
I am looking forward to the start of the next school year with the Trailside community and I will see you in the science lab!