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Mrs. Cleary grew up in Loudoun County before heading to Virginia Tech. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English Literature with a second major in Creative Writing before getting her Master's Degree in English Education. Mrs. Cleary has spent the first three years of her teaching career at Willard, teaching sixth, seventh, and ninth grade. She has been at Lightridge since 2021 and absolutely loves teaching high school English. She enjoys reading, walking her dogs, and hanging with her husband, who is a firefighter and paramedic for Loudoun County.
Mrs. Cleary is the English National Honor Society co-sponsor and a co-director of the Writing Center.