Hello! I am Kristie Galati and I'm very excited to loop with my 1st graders to teach 2nd grade this year. This is my thirteenth year as a Tolbert Tornado and twenty-first year teaching in Loudoun County. I graduated from Marymount University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. I am originally from Chicago, but was raised in Fairfax County. I was lucky enough to begin my teaching career in Fairfax County, close to my childhood home in Herndon and Reston. When I am not teaching, I enjoy the beach, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Chicago Bears. GO BEARS!
Our Second Grade Team believes that all children benefit from a nurturing environment. We believe that a solid education is critical to develop respectful, critical thinkers, communicators, collaborators, creators and contributors to society. We strive to provide students with high quality responsive instruction that is authentic, relevant and child centered.
I am really looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year!