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Mrs. Katherine Ausgotharp

Hello First Grade!

I am thrilled to be your child's First Grade teacher this year!  This will be my 4th year at Pinebrook Elementary. 

I attended Virginia Tech, where I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education.  After graduation, I started my teaching career teaching Kindergarten for several years in Alexandria, before taking some time off to stay at home and raise my 2 children.  I also taught Pre-K for 7 years before joining the Pinebrook Family. 

I live in South Riding with my husband of 22 years and 2 children, who will both be attending Freedom High School this Fall. My hobbies include hiking, camping, watching baseball, traveling to beaches and spending time with my friends and family.  

I couldn't be more excited to be a part of your child's learning experience here at Pinebrook.  Go Pumas!


Happy Summer!

It has been quite the year in first grade! I thank you all so much for your patience, support, and love throughout the school year. I am looking forward to seeing everyone back here at Pinebrook in the fall!

Here are some things you can do over the summer!

Dreambox - Math
Prodigy - Math
Raz Kids - Reading
Epic - Reading
Tumble Books - Reading
Dance Typing Mat - Typing skills

Additional Activities
Keep a writing journal of summer adventures
Go Math Books that were sent home
Practice reading and writing 1st grade sight words - Click here to access our sight word list