Degrees and Certifications:
Hello, and welcome to first grade! My name is Mrs. Owen, and I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. This will be my fifteenth year in education, and my seventh year teaching here at Round Hill. I previously taught second grade for two years, and have now been teaching first grade for the last four years. I am so excited to once again have the opportunity to work with our Round Hill first graders! I live in Purcellville, Virginia with my husband and I have two children that are away at college. I have a daughter, Kaleigh, who is studying Premed at JMU, and my son, Alex, is also at JMU studying Accounting. I enjoy spending time with my family at our home on Lake Anna, and I also love to visit my family in Florida and play and lounge at the beach.
I am so very excited to be your child's first grade teacher here at Round Hill Elementary School! There are so many fun and exciting times ahead of us, as we learn and grow together in first grade! It is my goal that the students in my classroom will be confident, life long learners who not only learn the curriculum, but also develop a love of learning. First grade is a special place and it is a favorite grade of mine to teach! I recognize that children are individuals, and try to meet and challenge each child's needs. My classroom is a creative and nurturing place for students. I strive to make sure that each child reaches his or her full potential and feels, not only safe and secure, but also loved. I am looking forward to a wonderful year!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns. I am always here to help in any way I can!