Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Lisa Handy
Welcome to Trailside 6th Grade students and families!! I am so excited to be starting the new school year with our 6th graders as they start the next chapter in their academic career. This will be my fifth 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 Smart's 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 23 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 to getting to know all of our 6th graders and their families this year!!