Degrees and Certifications:
Master's of Teaching from the University of Virginia- Elementary and Special Education Dual certification (2019) Reading Specialist Licensure from George Mason University (2023)
Hi! My name is Katrina Eichner, and I am so excited to be back at Liberty for my fifth year of teaching! 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 has been a special education teacher for over 20 years now, 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 cannot wait to continue working with students to cultivate their passions for learning!
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 teaching 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 taught 2nd grade at Liberty for three years, and moved up to 3rd grade last year. I am excited to be teaching 3rd grade again this school year! This summer I completed my graduate coursework for certfication as a Reading Specialist, and look forward to applying this knowledge from all my coursework to improve my literacy teaching practices in the classroom!
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
Hobbies: Playing spikeball, Singing/playing guitar
Treats: Milk Chocolate or Swedish Fish
I am looking forward to another great year of teaching at Liberty! If you would like to donate anything to help my students and our classroom for this upcoming school year, feel free to check out my Amazon classroom wishlist below! Thanks in advance for any donations!