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Ms. Uzma Askari
Welcome Red Wings!
My name is Uzma Askari and I am excited to begin my second year as an Adminstrative Dean at Cardinal Ridge Elementary. I am a native of Toronto, Canada where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education from York University. I earned my Master’s Degree of Education in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Literacy from George Mason University. Most recently, I earned a certificate in Administrative Leadership from Shenandoah University.
This is my 16th year in Education and my 12th year as an Educator with LCPS. Prior to becoming a Dean at Cardinal Ridge, I was a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach at Potowmack Elementary. In addition to my time in Loudoun County, I have worked as a Third-Grade teacher in both Alexandria, VA and Richmond Hill, CAN.
My favorite pastimes are spending time with my family, traveling, cooking and cheering for DC/Toronto sports teams! I am extremely passionate about literacy and enjoy sharing my love of reading with students. I have two daughters that keep me busy when I am not at school, ages 7 and 11.
I am truly excited to serve the community and look forward to the many opportunities to support our students and staff so that they may experience a wonderful 2019-2020 school year!