Hello Hillside Families! My name is Jennie Monkelien (pronounced Monk-lin) and I am so happy to be the Gifted Education Resource Teacher. I will be working with all grade levels, kindergarten to fifth grade at Hillside. This will be my eleventh year of teaching and fourth year with LCPS. I previously taught for seven years in Fairfax County.
I attended George Mason University for both my Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. I consider myself a lifelong learner and completed coursework through UVA for a gifted education endorsement. I am also a proud Loudoun County resident and live in Sterling with my husband, Jason, and son, Landon. Landon will be in pre-kindergarten this year. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking trips to the beach, reading, drinking coffee, and playing outside with my son and two dogs, Milo and Zuma. I'm looking forward to a great year learning together!
You can email me at Jennie.Monkelien@LCPS.org.