Professeur de Français

    Mrs. Rainey

    Timotha O’Grady Rainey

    A resident of Leesburg since 1997, Timotha Rainey has been teaching in Loudoun County since 2007, and at Tuscarora High School since it opened in the Fall 2010. She has experience teaching preschool, middle and high school, and adult education.
    Mme. Rainey earned her Master's degree in Curriulum and Instruction from George Mason University and her Bachelor's degree with majors in History and French and a concentration in Economics from the University of Virginia. She spent her 3rd year of college living, studying, and working in Strasbourg, France. To this day, this experience is one of the most formative experiences in her life, and she encourages all of her students to one day undertake a similar experience. She has earned an additional 18 hours of graduate credits through her participation in the University of Northern Iowa's Summer Institute for French Teachers, a 5-week full immersion program, in Angers, France, and in the Virginia Commonwealth University's French Film Festival in Richmond, VA.  She was also one of 14 US French teachers who were chosen to receive a grant from the French Embassy to complete a 2 week stage with other French teachers from around the world in Vichy, France in July 2017.
    Prior to becoming a teacher, Mme. Rainey worked in the fields of community and youth development with the Fairfax County Extension 4-H office, as well as in the international development sector with the International Monetary Fund and the Academy for Educational Development. Her interests outside of school include walking/jogging, practicing yoga, bicycling, following current events and politics, listening to French radio and TV broadcasts, and spending time with her friends, neighbors and her husband, two children, three cats, and (only one) dog.  
    Mme. Rainey is available for extra help during Tusky Time and before/after school by appointment. In either case, please be sure to always let her know IN ADVANCE if you plan to stay for extra help so that she can make sure that she is available to meet with you.  Should you wish to contact Mme. Rainey, please don't hesitate to call the school or click HERE to email her.  
     "À vaillant coeur rien d'impossible."   For a valiant heart nothing is impossible.   --Jacques COEUR   
    "Le monde est un livre dont chaque pas nous ouvre une page."      The world is a book - with each step we open a page.     --Alphonse de LAMARTINE 
Last Modified on March 5, 2020