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Mrs. Jana Bigney

Welcome to Mrs. Bigney’s 5th Grade!!

Welcome to a new school year and an exciting one at that!  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and let you know a little more about our class.

I am thrilled to be starting my 21st year as a Lincoln Leopard! I have spent the past 20 years teaching 4th or 5th grade in many different places with most of my years spent in fifth grade. This will be my first year teaching at Lincoln.  I just recently taught for seven years at Sycolin Creek in Leesburg.  I have also taught at Sully Elementary school in Sterling. In other states and counties, I taught in Bethesda, MD; Randallstown, MD; Richmond, VA; and Dale City, VA. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University in 2002. I fell in love with the close-knit community of Lincoln, VA  and I am greatly looking forward to working with new families here.  Go Leopards!

Fifth grade is a very exciting time for your child, filled with important transitions and new skills to learn. Your child’s day will be filled with interactive learning opportunities while reading and writing, and investigating math and science concepts. Each week, students will participate in PE, music, art, library, and will do Computer Science and STEAM lessons.  

I have high expectations for all of my students and know that with your support we will have a wonderful year of learning and growing together. I stress to the students that I am just a small part of the equation of learning. You, your child and I are one team and we are united with one common theme- To give your child everything he/she needs to be successful and feel successful. One of the most important goals I have for our year is to establish a safe and caring classroom environment where all students can feel comfortable to take risks, ask questions and feel positively about their time in Cottage 1.  

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child. Back To School Night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22 from 6:00-7:00pm. Open House will be Wednesday, August 23 from 1:00-1:45pm.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. My email address is and our school phone number is 540-751-2430.