Welcome back, Pioneers! I am thrilled to be starting my 4th year at Sterling Middle School. I bring 21 years of experience to Sterling with 16 years as a classroom teacher, 2 years as a Principal, and 5 years as a curriculum and program developer. Prior to working in Loudoun County, I lived in Jacksonville, Florida with my husband and two children who attend Stonebridge High School.
I have earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a major in Art History, a Master of Liberal Arts with a focus on Interdisciplinary Programming, and a Master of Education in Elementary and Secondary Education. My educational philosophy is grounded in metacognition. Teaching students to think about their own thinking develops their ability to think deeply and analyze; therefore, making knowledgeable choices when met with an obstacle in life.
I believe that learning is a lifelong process, and I hope to impart a sense of curiosity to explore and learn new things as my students become active thinkers, readers, and writers.
Mrs. Deborah A. Dodd, M.Ed; MLA
7th Grade English