Welcome to Fourth Grade
Mrs. Erin Donovan - Craft
I am very excited to start my second year at FHR and a new adventure in 4th Grade! I was born and raised in Leesburg and taught first grade at Leesburg Elementary for 3 years and at FHR for 1 year. I attended all LCPS schools growing up and I am happy to work in the county that I grew up in. I attended Shenandoah University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I grew up playing sports and I am a big Capitals fan! Outside of school, I enjoy going to new places, working out and spending time with my husband and our family. I am so excited to meet your student and have a fun year in fourth grade!
I am very excited to continue my dream career and join the FHR family. Prior to coming to Loudon County and FHR, I was a special education teacher in Fairfax County where I was a co-teacher in 4th and 5th grade classrroms. Before this I was an instructional assistant, focusing on reading intervention in a middle school in Maryland and an elementary school in Hawai'i. I live in Adamstown Maryland with my beautiful wife and my youngest daughter who will be entering 10th grade this school year. I have 4 other adult children who live in Maryland and Virginia. When I am not following my passion of teaching children, I enjoy various outdoor activities with my family and friends to include hiking, camping and kayaking. To me, there is nothing like spending a day outdoors in the fresh air. I am looking forward to a great school year and helping my students reach their fullest potential during their 4th grade. Welcome to all of my "Hoffman Heroes"!I absolutely love teaching 4th grade -- it is my favorite age to teach! I have taught for many years in both Stafford and Loudoun counties working with 4th and 5th graders. I am a Bridgewater College graduate and live in Leesburg with my husband and 2 young daughters. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my family to the mountains of WV, the FL beaches, or to my husband’s hometown of Pittsburgh. I enjoy being an FHR Raven!I am very excited to be returning to FHR again this year! It is such a fabulous place to teach, learn, and build relationships. I taught for fifteen years in Fairfax County Public Schools before joining the LCPS school system. Prior to teaching, I was a stay-at-home mom for my four children for twenty years. My first career was as a computer programmer. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Mary Washington College with a double major in math and economics. My elementary licensure requirements were earned in a masters program at George Mason University. I was proud to be named by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the VDOE as the 2015 History Teacher of the Year for the state of Virginia. My role model is Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus because she provides authentic learning experiences for her students. I hope to bring the joy of learning to your student as we enjoy fourth grade together this year.
Mrs. Margaret Schear
I have been teaching fourth grade for over twenty years and I love it as much now as I did when I first started. I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from James Madison University. I also have a Master's Degree in Library Media Science. I love teaching this age student and I love the fourth grade curriculum. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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