Welcome to 8th Grade Civics and Economics!
I am excited to have the opportunity to teach your students this year. I began working for LCPS in 2006. I worked at Leesburg Elementary until 2015. I started at Blue Ridge and Harmony in the fall of 2015. In 2017 I switched from the ELL department to 8th grade Civics and Economics at Blue Ridge. I am on the Voyagers team.I received my Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication from Emerson College and a Masters Certificate in Women in Politics and Government from UMass Boston. I received my ELL certification through George Mason University with a certification in middle school social sciences.Civics and Econmics encompasses studying and learning about our government - federal, state and local- as a well as an overview of economics and it's relationship to our govenment. In addition, we will learn what it means to be a citizen in our community, the state of Virginia, and the United States of America.
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