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Mrs. Lisa James


Lisa James is excited to begin her seventh year at Frederick Douglass Elementary School.  She grew up in Connecticut and went to the University of CT where she got her degree in Elementary Education. She taught full day kindergarten in CT before getting married and moving to Virginia.  She taught both kindergarten and first grade in the public schools for seventeen years in addition to several years in private school.


Mrs. James lives in Leesburg and enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She has a daughter who is a speech pathologist and a son who is a financial advisor both living in Northern Virginia. In her free time, she also likes to read, play tennis and ski.


Mrs. James is happy to be a first grade teacher at FDES and is looking forward to a fantastic year full of fun, learning adventures!


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Last Modified on August 11, 2023