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    The Reading Team
     
     
     
     
     
    Hi, my name is Christy Banks.  I am thrilled to be a reading specialist here at Liberty Elementary!  This is a wonderful school community, and I consider myself lucky to be a part of it.  This year marks my 23rd year as a teacher.  I taught first grade here at Liberty for five years before transitioning into the role of reading specialist.  Prior to my time in Loudoun County, I taught in Bedford County, VA.  I attended Radford University where I received my Bachelor's degree.  In 2010, I graduated from the University of Virginia with my Master's degree in reading.  My husband and I are the proud parents of four amazing kids.  Our oldest son is a high school senior this year, our daughter is a sophmore, we have a son in seventh grade, and our youngest son is in sixth grade.  We have two German shepherds, Kai and Belle, along with a shih tzu named Molly.  Our household is a busy one, but we wouldn't have it any other way!
     
     
     
     Hi, my name is Julie Epperson.  I am so excited to be back a Liberty this year! This will be my 14th year teaching in Loudoun County Public Schools.  I taught first grade for 11 years here at Liberty.  This will be my third year as a reading specialist.  I am orignially from Columbus, Ohio, GO BUCKS!  I attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where I received my Bachelor's degree.  I later received my Master's degree in reading from George Mason University.  My husband, two year old daughter, Isla, and I live in Bealeton, Virginia.  We have a golden retriever named Charlie and a chocolate lab named Emma.  I'm looking forward to a great year ahead!
     
     
     
    Christine Johnson is our PALS tutor serving students in grades K-3.