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Ms. Getchell

Welcome to 3rd Grade! I’m excited to begin my first year at Countryside Elementary School, my eighth year in LCPS and my nineteenth year teaching. I’m an Air Force Brat and was blessed with the opportunity to live in and travel to many different places in the United States and countries in Europe. I graduated from Radford University with a degree in Political Science and a Minor in German. I earned my teaching credential from Concordia University in Irvine, California where I taught until I moved back to Virginia in 2006. I’ve lived in Reston for the past ten years. When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, running, walking my dog Vivienne and cuddling with my kitties, Joy and Grace. My goal as an educator is to provide your child with a classroom community in which everyone feels respected, safe, comfortable and loved. Please feel free to reach out any time via email or phone. I’m looking forward to working together to make this a great year!