Mrs. Dudak is looking forward to another great year at Frances Hazel Reid as a Special Education Teacher for 3rd grade. Mrs. Dudak has been teaching in Loudoun County since 1999. She has taught at Seneca Ridge Middle School, Cool Spring Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Waterford Elementary and finally here at Reid. She has been both a general education teacher and special education teacher teaching grades eighth, fifth, fourth, and third. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood Development from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY and a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY. She is married, has two sons, and lives in Purcellville.
Ms. Gilbert is excited for her second year at Frances Hazel Reid as a Special Education teacher for 4th grade. Before coming to FHR, she was a 4th grade general education teacher for three years at Forest Grove Elementary School and a 5th grade general education teacher in FCPS the year prior. Mrs. Gilbert earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Music from Saint Michael's College in Vermont and her Master's Degree in Special Education from George Mason University. She enjoys playing board and video games, reading, watching cartoons, and spending time with her husband and dog.
Mrs. Kathleen Hackman is looking forward to another terrific year at FHR! She is originally from the Philadelphia suburbs- Go Eagles! Go Phillies! She graduated from LaSalle University with a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education, and earned her Master's Degree in Education from George Mason University. Mrs. Hackman taught eighth grade in Fairfax County, then enjoyed staying at home with her four wonderful children, and then went back to teaching in Loudoun County. Mrs. Hackman enjoys spending time with her fun family and dogs, reading, traveling, and going on long walks and hikes. She enjoys working with and for Frances Hazel Reid school and community!
Ms. Mantz is looking forward to another fantastic year at Frances Hazel Reid as a Special Education Teacher. Ms. Mantz has been teaching at FHR since 2017. She is from Frederick County, Virginia and worked in the special education department with Frederick County Public Schools before coming to FHR. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Shepherd University and completed her Masters in Special Education from Liberty University. Ms. Mantz is married to her college sweetheart and has two children, Chase who is 3 and baby Emersyn who arrived in March 2021. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, traveling, shopping, trying new restaurants and going on weekend adventures with her husband and children.
Ms. ZehrVogt (Ms. Z) is excitedly starting her 23rd year of teaching and providing special education services. Ms. ZehrVogt grew up in Lowville, NY, just east of Lake Ontario and received an Associate's Degree in Human Services (Social Work) from Jefferson Community College. She went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA. So far in her career, Ms. Z has taught in three of Virginia's counties. Her first five years were spent teaching 4th and 5th graders. The next twelve years were well spent in middle school, and now she's come to roost with the 5th grade Ravens at FHR. In her free time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks while knitting, spinning wool and silk into yarn, and traveling with her husband for his work. She has an overweight brown tabby cat (Sami) and a gray cat with white speckles and one working eye (Suzi) who picks on Sami constantly.
Ms. Wallenstrom has been working as a special education assistant at FHR since 2012 and a long-term sub the year before. She enjoys working with all grades. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading and working out.
Mrs. Miner holds a BS from Penn State in communication, sciences and disorders and a MS from Texas Woman's University in speech language pathology. She has recently earned accreditation in Listening and Spoken Language from the Alexander Graham Bell Association. She has worked in LCPS since 2006 primarily with the deaf and hard of hearing program. When she is not working, she enjoys water sports, snow skiing, and reading.
Mrs. Wehmann has been working at FHR since 2010 with the DHH (Deaf Hard of Hearing) program. She got her BA from St. Joseph's College in New York. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and walking with her German Shepherd (Mia).