Ms. Lisa Handy

Phone: 571-252-2280


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Ms. Lisa Handy

Welcome back 8th Grade students and families!!  I am so excited to be continuing with our 8th grade students as they wrap up their middle school years.  This will be my fourth year as a Timberwolf Pack member and I am looking forward to the upcoming school year.  Prior to joining the Trailside family, I spent three years at Smarts Mill Middle School in Leesburg, Virginia, as well as worked at the Loudoun County Youth Shelter.  I love being a part of the Trailside Pack and am looking forward to what the year has to bring.    


I received my Master’s in Counseling from The George Washington University and my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Liberty University.  I love learning and I’m always looking for opportunities to continue my education.  I grew up in a military family which allowed me to travel and see much of the United States.  I was also very fortunate to grow up in a large blended family with 4 parents, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. I love coming from a big family and when the chance arises, I’m often traveling to visit them all.


When I'm not at school I can usually be found out hiking and kayaking in the area.  I am also a certified yoga instructor and am often in the studio perfecting my practice.  Sports have always been a large part of my life and I love watching hockey and baseball.  While I have lived in Loudoun County for 22 years, I remain a huge New England sports fan, especially the Red Sox!!  GO BOSOX!!!   


Middle school is a pivotal time in students lives and I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with your students during their time at TMS.  I hope you had a wonderful summer and I look forward seeing all of our 8th graders return in August!