Welcome to 3rd Grade!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.