Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Swanson

Welcome to 2nd grade! My name is Ms. Swanson, and I am so excited to be your teacher this year. This is my fourth year teaching elementary school, after getting my Masters in Teaching from the University of Virginia in 2018. Since then, I have taught 3rd and 4th grade, but over the past ten years I have worked with students all the way from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Before I earned my masters, I worked in finance for a couple of years after graduating with an economics degree from the College of William and Mary. I have a passion for exploring hands-on math, teaching critical thinking through social studies, creating writing projects and experiencing the peace and magic of read-alouds with students. 


A little about me - I actually grew up in Sterling, and attended Potowmack Elementary before Countryside was built! When not working, I love spending time with my husband, our 4 month old son, Theo, and our big lab-mix dog, Luna. I am thrilled to start our journey together!