Hello Hillside Families!
My name is Katie Vernon. When I’m not at school, I love reading, riding my bike, skiing, hiking, cooking and working in my garden. I also love teaching!
I’m super excited to be teaching at Hillside Elementary! This is my 3rd 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!
“Reading is a way to connect with others, to learn cool things, to have fun!” -Lucy Calkins