Welcome to Mrs. Purdy's Class !I transferred to Loudoun County in 2009, from Connecticut, with my husband of 24 years and 4 children, aged 22, 20, 19, and 14. Ella is our beautiful cat and 5th child. With a degree in Finance from Arizona State University I spent 13 years with a brokerage firm on Wall Street, managed our family contracting business from home while raising my children, and substitute taught at their school as they got older. With 5 years of teaching experience in Loudoun County Public Schools, I graduated in May 2015 with a Masters Degree in Education / Special Education from George Mason University. My oldest son graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk. He is currently in the Armed Forces. My 2nd son is a Junior at VCU in Richmond, and my 3rd son is a freshman at Shenandoah University in Winchester. My daughter attends Loudoun Valley High School in her brothers footsteps! My students are my pride and joy and empowering them to be creative communicators and critical thinkers is a goal we can achieve together. Borrowing words from a fellow teacher, my motto is "Do It Well, Make It Fun!" and I look forward to a fun and exciting year!