Degrees and Certifications:
Hi! My name is Katrina Eichner, and I am so excited to be back at Liberty for my fourth year of teaching! I graduated from the University of Virginia in the spring of 2019, where I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology, and my Master's of Teaching with dual certification in Elementary and Special Education. I have worked with a variety of learners in my various practicums and student teaching placements, including Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students, in addition to completing some specialized placements, such as working with students at the Virginia Institute of Autism. I have taught 2nd grade at Liberty for the last three years, and am excited to be moving up to 3rd grade this school year! I am currently in graduate school for my reading specialist license, and look forward to furthering my knowledge of reading instruction through this program!
I was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia. In the fall of 2014, I moved to Charlottesville to pursue my lifelong goal of receiving a master's degree in Special and Elementary Education. I knew that I wanted to be a teacher from a young age. My mother is a special education teacher, and that had a huge impact on me as a child. I saw how much she loved her job, and how it was so rewarding to help students learn and grow. This inspired me to pursue the same path as my mother and become a teacher so that I too could help inspire kids to learn and be their best each and every day! I never had a moment of doubt that teaching was the career I wanted to have, so I cannot wait to continue working with students to cultivate their passions for learning!
Besides teaching, my interests and passions include singing and playing the guitar, painting, baking, playing basketball and Spikeball, and working out.
My favorties include:
Place: The beach
Team: UVA Cavaliers
Activity: Being outdoors
Author: Mo Willems and Jack Chabert
Hobby: Playin spikeball, Singing/playing guitar
Treats: Chocolate or Swedish Fish
I am looking forward to another great year of teaching at Liberty!