From left to right--back row: Ms. Salem, Ms. Cortney, Ms. Osorio, Mrs. Salberg, Mrs. Harringtonfront row: Mrs. Mackauer, Mrs. Lambert, Mrs. Vander Molen, Ms. Loveless, Ms. Patty
FHR First Grade
Where we spend every day learning with the 3 R's!
Respect, Responsibility and Relationships
MEET OUR FIRST GRADE TEAM
MRS. KAYLA LAMBERT: Hi! I am Mrs. Lambert. I’m excited to be back at FHR with the first grade team. I went to Virginia Tech for undergrad then received my Masters of Teaching from the University of Virginia. I love teaching science and instilling a love learning in each student. My husband Bryan and I have two kids: Linc is 3 and Jackson is 1. We have a cat named Comet. I love all sports but my favorite sports are football (Go Packers and Hokies!), hockey (Go Caps!), baseball (Go Nats), and soccer (DC United). I love being outside, snowboarding, and wakeboarding.
MRS. LEISA MACKAUER: Mrs. Mackauer is excited to be starting her first year at FHR! Although it’s her first year at FHR, this will be her 16th year teaching, 14 of which have been in 1st grade which is her true passion. She has a BA in Elementary and Special Education from Millersville University as well as a Masters in Education degree with an emphasis on K-2 Literacy from Wilkes University. Mrs. Mackauer is originally from Pennsylvania but currently resides in Lovettsville with her husband and 2 little girls. In her free time, you’ll find Mrs. Mackauer spending time with her family outdoors or working on one of the many construction projects in her home as she and her husband are big DIY people. Mrs. Mackauer is looking forward to being part of the FHR family and a great school year!
MRS. HEATHER SALBERG: Mrs. Salberg has been an FHR Raven since 2013! She has her BA in K-8 education with an emphasis in math from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota and her MEd. in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University in Virginia. Before coming to FHR she taught for nine years in Minnesota. Mrs. Salberg has taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. She LOVES teaching 1st grade! When she is not teaching Mrs. Salberg enjoys spending time with her family (husband and two sons), reading, and watching football (Go Vikings ~ SKOL!). Mrs. Salberg is looking forward to another great year at FHR!
MS. SALEM (Student Teacher): Ms. Salem joins us as a student teacher and plans to graduate from George Mason University in May 2023 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education to become a teacher herself! Ms. Salem lives in Ashburn, VA, and graduated from Broad Run High School in 2019. She has lots of experience with children of different ages and is excited to be a part of the 1st grade team at FHR! During her free time, Ms. Salem enjoys baking, traveling, trying new coffee shops, and spending time with friends and family.
MS. CHELSIE LOVELESS: Ms. Loveless is excited to be back at FHR for another great year. She is a Loudoun native and graduated from Loudoun Valley High School. She then went on to get her BS in Early Childhood Education from Shippensburg University and a Masters degree in Literacy Education from WVU. Before coming to Loudoun, she taught in Washington County, MD. for 7 years. She taught 3 years of Reading Intervention, a year of Kindergarten and 3 years of Pre-K. During her free time, Ms. Loveless loves to be outdoors and on the water, whether it be on a pool, a lake, the beach or just the river. She also enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, Sam and Hazel and her cat, Douglas, in her small farmhouse in West Virginia.
MS. ALEJANDRA OZORIO (Student Teacher) : Ms. Ozorio joins us as a student teacher and plans to graduate from George Mason University in May with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. Ms. Ozorio is a Loudoun native and graduated from Broad Run High School. Ms. Ozorio was in the Teacher Cadet program for Loudoun County and has previous experience being part of 1st grade. She’s so excited to be part of the 1st grade team at FHR this year! During her free time, Ms. Ozorio enjoys listening to music, going to the gym, and spending time with her family. Ms. Ozorio is looking forward to a fantastic year at FHR!
MRS. CINDY VANDER MOLEN: Mrs. Vander Molen joined the First Grade Team at FHR in 2011. She has a BA in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Language Arts from William Paterson University. Before coming to FHR she taught First Grade at Lowes Island Elementary for six years. Mrs. V. also taught for several years in Northern New Jersey. Although she has had experience in many different grade levels, First Grade is where her heart is! When she's not teaching she enjoys spending time with her family (husband, two daughters, and son-in-law), reading, cooking, watching movies, and cheering on her favorite teams the NJ Devils, NY Yankees, and NY Giants. Mrs. V. is looking forward to another super year teaching First Grade at Frances Hazel Reid!
MRS. HARRINGTON (Student Teacher): Talitha Harrington was born and raised in the Netherlands (she speaks both Dutch and English)! Mrs. Harrington currently lives in Ashburn with her husband and their two dogs (Onyx and Alba). She likes to spend her free time going on long walks with them! Mrs. Harrington is a senior at George Mason University and will be finishing her degree in elementary education in May! Mrs. Harrington is very excited to start her internship in first grade here at FHR and to meet new faces along the way!
MS. CORTNEY DILLON (Instructional Assistant): Ms. Cortney is excited to work with the first-grade team again this year. She has been a teacher, in various forms, throughout her career and LOVES working with first graders and assisting the teachers. Ms. Cortney also volunteers in the Garden Lab and is looking forward to seeing all the students out there. In her free time, Ms. Cortney spends a lot of time outside; gardening, walking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
MS. PATTY WASCHITZKI (Instructional Assistant) : It's going to be a great year at FHR and Ms. Patty is happy as a clam to be back assisting the first-grade team. She has worn many different hats at FHR as a substitute and cafeteria monitor but working with first-grade is the sweet spot. Ms. Patty received her bachelors from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She loves volunteering with Girl Scouts, especially high adventure, and travel. In her downtime, you can find her paddle-boarding around Beaver Dam reservoir with her dog Layla, reading on her front porch swing, watching field hockey or ice hockey (Go Caps!) or spending time with her friends and family (husband and 2 daughters).