Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Education PK- 8 Master's in Reading K-12
Ms. Melissa McQuillan
Hi! I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University. I also hold a Master's Degree in Reading from the University of Virginia. I'm certified to teach PK-8, and Reading Specialist K-12.
I started my career as a Kindergarten and then first grade teacher in Winchester, Virginia at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School. This is my 25th year in education and my 21st in Loudoun County. I've taught at Potowmack, Horizon, Creighton's Corner, and Discovery Elementary Schools. I've taught first, second, and third grade in Loudoun. While working at Horizon Elementary, I had the opportunity to loop with several of my classes. I looped from first to second, first to second to third, and then first to second again. What a great experience!!!
For the past two years, I was the School Based Instructional Facilitator at Sugarland Elementary. I was able to provide instructional support to all teachers (primarily beginning teachers) conduct professional development, coaching, and facilitate team CLT meetings. I'm excited to join the Harper Park family as the Reading Specialist.
I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I love the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates sports teams. I'm looking forward to a great year!