Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Ricard (previously known as Miss Vlodyka) is so excited to be part of the Newton-Lee third grade team for a second year! She was born in Michigan, but moved to northern Virginia at the age of 7 and grew up in Fairfax County. Mrs. Ricard graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology knowing she wanted to work with children. She then decided to extend her education and get her Master's in Elementary Education. She worked in Fairfax County for 5 years and then received a job at Newton-Lee ES last year! Mrs. Ricard enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her two dogs, traveling, or just relaxing at the beach. She is so excited to meet her new students and begin the upcoming school year!