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6th US History Twitter: @TMS6thUSHistory
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My name is Ms. Reemts and I am excited to return for my second year at Trailside teaching 6th Grade US History! I have been in education for 23 years and moved here to Ashburn in the last few years. I live here with my partner, Doug, and his son. I also have two adult children of my own (both live in Texas) and I love every chance I have to visit them.
I am newly transplanted here, but I was actually born in Woodbridge, Virginia. I am one of four children and my father was in the Air Force, so we were fortunate enough to live in several different states and meet many different people. We ended up in Texas where I obtained my Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees.
Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of teaching elementary grades, middle school, teachers, and even administrators. I have also worked as a district level curriculum coordinator and a regional education program director serving more than 60 school districts in Central Texas.
In my free time, I enjoy movies (particularly animated movies), music, hiking, kayaking and I love animals. It has been wonderful exploring all that Virginia and D.C have to offer. School subject wise, I have a passion for both US History and fundamental Science. It is amazing to see and help students use their English and Math skills in context: the Science and Social Studies world we live in. I am a strong believer in content and skill integration and enjoy working with students across transition years, such as elementary to middle school.
I am also honored to have started the TMS No Place for Hate® Coalition last year. In fact, Trailside is the only LCPS campus to have earned the national No Place for Hate® designation! I have been associated in some form with the ADL No Place for Hate program for the last 20 years. I serve as the student coalition's faculty advisor and am so proud of the work ethic and thoughtfulness of the students participating last year. This year, our second year in existence, is going to be awesome!
I look forward to learning and growing with the coalition (6th - 8th) and, in particular, the incoming 6th graders - the transition year into middle school is a special year. It will be an amazing year!