Degrees and Certifications:
Hi! My name is Katrina Eichner, and I am so excited to be working at Liberty Elementary School this school year! I recently graduated from the University of Virginia, 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 placements, in addition to some specialized placements such as working with students at the Virginia Institute of Autism.
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 working out.
My favorties include:
Place: The beach
Team: UVA Cavaliers
Activity: Being outdoors
Author: Mo Willems
Hobby: Singing/playing guitar
Treats: Chocolate or Swedish Fish