Hello fourth grade families! My name is Miss Kandel and I am so excited to be at Hillside this year. This will be my sixth year teaching after five years in Fairfax County. I have previously taught first and third grade and am thrilled to be teaching fourth grade this year! I am originally from a suburb of Philadelphia where my family lives. I attended Penn State University for my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with focuses in Special Education as well as Deafness and Hearing Studies. Recently, in December 2018, I graduated from George Mason University with my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Greg, and our puppy, Pepper. I also love to spend time traveling, exercising, and reading a good book! I can’t wait to get to know you and everyone else in the Hillside community. Go hawks!