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Hi! My name is Jillian Maenza and this is my 7th year teaching at Lowes Island. I taught Kindergarten for five years and this will be my second year with the first grade team! I am from Frederick, Maryland but currently living in Arlington, VA. I went to James Madison University where I earned my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and my Masters in Early Childhood Education. I have a strong focus on social emotional learning in my classroom. I love being able to help children cope and manage their emotions, become independent problem solvers, and handle social & communication based conflicts. I also enjoy incorporating song and dance into our routine. In my free time, you can find me reading, watching true crime documentaries, or cuddling with my cat named Sunny. I am looking forward to working with you to help your children succeed & have a great year!