Welcome to 3rd Grade!Hello. My name is Karissa Mehaffey. I grew up in Greensburg, PA, which is about 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh. 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 four years. My stepson, Jameson, is in 10th grade, my stepdaughter, Cami, is in 8th grade, and our son, Jaxon, is 3 years old. Jax is full of life and energy. It seems like he learns something new every day. We have a dog named Eevee (yes, after the Pokemon). She is a black lab mix and loves to rip up stuffed toys within a matter of minutes. I love all the Marvel movies, but Captain America is my favorite! I've expanded my love of superheros into my classroom.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 seventh 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 to our learning environment with the mindset that they can always reach their highest potential. They will cheer each other on as we all partake in a learning environment that challenges and pushes us forward.
*As a side note, my classroom is in the front hallway, Room 25, which is between 4th and 5th grade.*Please feel free to contact me any time with questions, comments, or concerns.My email link is posted below.