Degrees and Certifications:
BS - Kinesiology MA - Elementary Education
Mrs. Eva McCleary
Hello 5th Graders! Some of you may know already but for those who are new, this is my third year at Discovery and my first year teaching 5th grade here. For the last two years I taught 4th grade with Miss Espinosa and although I will miss it, I am so excited to be joining the 5th grade team!
Before joining the Trailblazer Family, I worked in the private schools of Arlington Diocese for eight years. My journey to the classroom was far from conventional, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. I graduated from JMU (go Dukes!) in 2008 with a degree in kinesiology with the intention of working with college athletes. Through a series of fortunate events, I began teaching PE for pre-k to 8th grade students. I then fell in love with the classroom after substituting a couple of times. I decided to pursue my masters in elementary education through Western Governors University and graduated in 2012. I then taught 5th grade for 4 years. Currently, I am pursuing my doctorate of education in transformational leadership and will finish this May!
Originally, I am from Alexandria and moved to Ashburn three years ago when my husband and I bought our first home. We have a one year old daughter that is the center of our world. We also have a dog named Brody whom we love and have spoiled rotten. In my spare time, I enjoy working out, doing anything outdoorsy, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.