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Ms. Michaela Corcoran
I am thrilled to join Trailside Middle School for this 2021-2022 school year! This will be my tenth year teaching. Prior to Trailside, I was an English teacher at both Mercer and Willard Middle School in Loudoun County. I went on to graduate school at George Mason where I earned an endorsement enabling me to focus on English Language Learners. This will be my third year as an ELL teacher.
I grew up in New Mexico, but I am an East Coast girl at heart. I moved to Virginia after graduating from St. Mary's, Notre Dame in South Bend, IN where I received my B.A. in English Literature. I have two amazing children, Michael and Elizabeth. Elizabeth just graduated from the University of AL with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, and Michael is taking business classes at NOVA. In addition, we have three dogs who are more like children than dogs to me. When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my amazing family. I enjoy staying active and working out. This summer I read so many glorious books that I am eager to share with students!
An exceptional year of learning and growing begins soon, and I cannot wait to meet each and every one of my scholars.