Welcome to First Grade!! I am your teacher, Mrs. Lori Grotsky. This is my fifth year at Ashburn Elementary School teaching second grade! I have been teaching for over twenty years starting in New York City! I have been a homebound teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools and a private tutor since 2005. In addition, I have had many different teaching experiences over the course of my teaching career. I have taught all levels from preschool all the way up to college level! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree from Queens College, CUNY, in Elementary Education with an endorsement in middle school English. I have been living in Virginia for 20 years but I am a native New Yorker. I live here with my husband and my three children. My favorite hobbies are reading, doing yoga and taking walks with my dog, Champ. My favorite place is going to the beach or the pool.