• Mrs. Vernon  

    Hello Hillside Families!

    My name is Katie Vernon. I started teaching when I was 12 years old! With too many babysitting jobs, I had "Saturday School" in my garage for the neighborhood children!

    When I’m not at school, I love reading, riding my bike, skiing, hiking, cooking and working in my garden. I also love teaching at Hillside Elementary!

    This is my 5th year in Loudoun County after 31 years in Fairfax County. I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech with endorsements in Early Childhood and Reading.

    My goal as a Reading/Literacy Specialist is to generate enthusiasm for both reading and writing and to teach the skills necessary for our students to be successful readers for life! I’m looking forward to a great year at Hillside Elementary!

    “One should not be a teacher to get pats on the back or to get compliments, but to share a vision to share with the world” -unknown