Phone: (571) 252-2280
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Mrs. Nicole Prietti
Welcome new and returning, Timberwolves and families! I am looking forward to my eighth year as Trailside's Instructional Facilitator of Technology (aka "IFT"). I am especially excited about supporting the learning experiences for students and staff in ways that they can use their devices for effectively collaborating and communicating, creating content, and fostering their critical thinking skills as digital innovators, which will carry our students beyond their middle school years.
The 2023-2024 school year begins my twentieth year in education. After graduating from West Virginia University with my Bachelors Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education (Pre-K through 6th), I began my teaching career in Fairfax County Public Schools as a 5th grade teacher. As a classroom teacher, I discovered my passion for effective instructional technology integration and how engaged my students became as a result; this led me to pursue an Integration of Technology in Schools Masters program at George Mason University. Upon completing this degree, I became a School-Based Technology Specialist at a K-6 elementary school in Fairfax County. I feel fortunate to have worked with and learned alongside some outstanding educators and students - it is this collaboration where everyone brings a unique strength that energizes me as a teacher and coach to teachers.
Originally from the Syracuse, NY area - no stranger to snow (and lots of it!), I am proud to call Northern Virginia my home since 2004. I have a daughter and son in elementary school, along with a three year old goldendoodle; our house is always buzzing with energy. When not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, listening to live music, beach and lake vacations, and any form of exercise. I've run two marathons (currently training for my third), several half marathons and races of other distances, and in recent years have discovered a love of indoor cycling. I earned my Schwinn indoor cycling instructor certification, and for now, I'm enjoying outdoor riding and Peloton workouts.