Phone: 571-434-3270


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Ms. Gaudens

My name is Janie Gaudens. This is my 21st year of teaching first grade at Potowmack Elementary.  I love the Potowmack school family so much that I drive one hour each way just to be at this special place.

I have taught first grade children for many years. Other assignments have included second and third grade positions in public and private school settings.  I was also a creative writing teacher for grades 1-6.


I was born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree and completed all graduate coursework in Elementary Education.


During school breaks, I enjoy traveling, crafting, and swimming.  I am an avid sports fan and in my spare time, I enjoy watching sports on TV and attending sporting events.  I am proud to be a part of Potowmack Elementary and I look forward to another wonderful year!