Welcome to Third Grade
The 2017-2018 school year is Mrs. Connally's twelfth year teaching at FHR. She is looking forward to another great year in third grade. Mrs. Connally is a graduate of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. She enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, son Michael, and dog Rex!Mrs. Drude is so excited to begin the school year at FHR! Mrs. Drude earned her Masters in the Art of Teaching from James Madison University. She has been teaching third grade for four years and is looking forward to her fifth year! Mrs. Drude loves to read mystery books, cook delicious meals, and hike Virginia trails. She is looking forward to meeting her fabulous new third graders!Ms. Gottschalk graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a dual degree in elementary and special education. She completed graduate work in special education at San Diego State University. She taught two years in New York state, thirteen years in California, and has been teaching in Loudoun County since 2005. She is excited to begin another great year at FHR!Mrs. Miller is happy to be returning to FHR for her second year on the 3rd grade team! She has been teaching since 2005. She has taught Full-day Kindergarten, Third Grade, and Fifth Grade in Fairfax County Public Schools. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University in December of 2004, where she was also captain of the volleyball team. She and her husband live in Leesburg with their three children. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, especially volleyball, spending time playing outside with her children, reading, going to National’s games, and going to the beach!
Mrs. Rodas is a new member of the FHR team! She recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She is currently living in Centreville with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her puppy and cat, playing the piano, and travelling. Mrs. Rodas is very excited to get to know her third graders!
Ms. Meredith Turner
Ms. Turner is a Loudoun County native and Broad Run High School graduate where she was a teacher cadet. She went on to become a pirate at East Carolina University in NC where she received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. Ms. Turner loves dogs, especially her black lab Maggie Mae, going to the beach, tons of outdoor activities, and cheering on her ECU Pirates and all the local Washington D.C. sports teams! Ms. Turner is very excited to be back on the third grade team at FHR and looks forward to getting to know her new third graders!