Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Michele Copeland
Dr. Copeland loves being the librarian at Potowmack Elementary School. Prior to working at Potowmack, Dr. Copeland was called Miss Rzewski. She taught third grade at Mill Run for two years, and she taught at Banneker Elementary School in Middleburg for six years. She also taught fourth grade in Halifax County, North Carolina. Dr. Copeland received her Master's Degree in Education with a concentration School Library Media from George Mason University in May 2003. She received her Bachelor's Degree in English from the State University of New York in May 1994. She received her National Board Certification for School Library Media in 2008. In December 2012, she completed her doctorate at Shenandoah University in Organizational Leadership. Her dissertation was on parent involvement in public schools and was inspired by the parents of Potowmack.
In her spare time, Dr. Copeland loves to travel. She has visited twenty-five foreign countries on five different continents, and can't decide where to go next. She has a terrific husband named Scott and a son named Austin. Austin is a student at Simpson Middle School. Dr. Copeland loves to read novels to Austin every night before bed to find good chapter books for Potowmack's library. Come to the library to ask her for the names of books you'd like to read!