Degrees and Certifications:
Hi, everyone! I'm Mrs. Sanford and I am so excited to be joining the Liberty Elementary community!
I am originally from New Jersey (Go Giants!) where I was fortunate enough to live only 8 blocks from the ocean. My whole family is still in NJ and I visit often! While I loved being near family (and the beach!), after graduating from Ramapo College with a dual degree in Elementary Education and History, I moved to Washington, D.C. where I began my career as a teacher. After about 10 years in the DC area, my husband and I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and thought we would stay there for the long run. We spent two years there until a job opportunity for my husband brought us back to Northern Virginia!
We have a four-year-old Chocolate Lab (Brody) and a 10-month-old son (Grant). We love spending time outdoors as a family. We are looking forward to exploring all of the great hiking and camping opportunities that Virginia has to offer!
During my time in D.C., I taught for nine years at Murch Elementary in DC Public Schools. While at Murch, I had the pleasure of teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. During our two years in Charlotte, I taught 5th grade at Providence Spring Elementary. I am excited to continue my experience as a 5th-grade teacher here at Liberty!
I consider myself very fortunate to have the career I've always dreamed of. My grandmother taught for 38 years and was, and still is, an incredible role model for me. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember and my passion for the profession and for my students is what drives me each and every day in my classroom.
I'm looking forward to a great first year at Liberty and am so grateful for the opportunity!
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
-I have been to Disney World 16 times (and I love it every time!)
-I don't like odd numbers
-I have one brother and one sister (both younger)
-My favorite color is blue
-My favorite number is 24
-I have never flown a kite (!)
-I'm a stickler for proper grammar ;)
-I can say the alphabet backwards :)
-I'm super excited to be your teacher this year!