• Shield Welcome to 3rd Grade! Shield

    Hello.  My name is Karissa Mehaffey.  I grew up in Greensburg, PA, which is about 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh.  Yes, I am a Pens, Steelers, and even Pirates fan!  My favorite sport to watch is hockey. I have been married to my wonderful husband for a year. My stepson, Jameson, is in 7th grade, my stepdaughter, Cami, is in 5th grade. This past April, we had our son, Jaxon and now our family is complete.  We have a dog named Eevee.  She is a black lab mix and full of energy.  I love all the Marvel movies, but Captain America is my favorite, which is why my classroom takes on a Captain America theme!
       I graduated from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA in 2006 with a Bachelor's in Psychology/Education and from Walden University in 2013 with a Master's in Elementary Reading and Mathematics.

       This will be my fourth year in Loudoun County and in 3rd grade.  The seven years prior to that, I was a teacher in Washington County, Maryland.  I have had exceptional experiences with students in all grade levels.  I am bringing my love of learning into the classroom and am hoping to pass that on to all students.


       Every day, I want all students to come into the classroom trying to reach their highest potential and cheer each other on as we all partake in a learning environment that challenges and pushes us forward. 

       Please feel free to contact me any time with questions, comments, or concerns. My email link is posted below.