Phone: (571) 252-2870
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Hello Tolbert students and parents! I'm Mrs. Gillenwater and I am so excited for this school year to begin! This will be my second year at Tolbert Elementary, and my 6th year teaching in Loudoun County. I am very excited to get to know all of you! I grew up in Frederick, MD and always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education from Liberty University. I love teaching first grade, and am so thrilled to begin another fun filled year!
It is my philosophy to instill a love of learning in my students. I hope to create an encouraging and safe learning environment in which students feel confident in taking risks and celebrating their successes! I believe every student should look forward to coming to school each and every day and I am committed to meeting every student's needs.
I live in Lovettsville with my husband Blake, our two border collies Oliver and Ivy, our cat Chip, and our two chicken Doris! It is safe to say I am an animal lover! We love to do anything outdoors- especially hiking, camping, and kayaking.
I look forward to getting to know you this year and please don't hesitate to contact me at Renee.Gillenwater@lcps.org.