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Hi! My name is Jenny Shipman and this will be my 19th year of teaching special education, and my second year at Valley. Most of my career has been in elementary special education. I have taught for the last 11 years here in Loudoun County, at Horizon Elementary in Sterling, and then just prior to LVHS, at Discovery Elementary in Ashburn. I have also previously taught in Fairfax County before my family and I moved to Loudoun County.
I take pride in working with my students and families, fostering a positive school experience, and creating a team-like feel for the success of my students. I would describe myself as a fun, (sometimes dorky - but hey, the kids remember my lessons!) creative, and caring educator, who recognizes the importance of all students feeling respected, loved, included, and that they have a voice. I grew up in Central Massachusetts and graduated from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania in 2001. I am the daughter of a 34 year, middle-school teaching veteran. I watched my mother pour her heart and soul into each of her students, and I hope to live up to her memory each day with all that I do for my students.
I live in Middleburg, with my husband, my father, my 12-year-old daughter, my 20-year-old stepson, and Hobbes, our 90 pound Redbone/Pitbull rescue. We enjoy renovating our 30-year-old house, yard work, gardening, and spending time as a family on the weekends.
I'm looking forward to another great year at Valley!