"Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn!"
    -Benjamin Franklin 
    Meet the First Grade Teachers!
    jess  Kerri Cahill

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  This is my ninth year as a teacher at Weller.  I began my teaching career as a cross categorical special education teacher enriching students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. I then decided to try something new and joined the first grade team!  I absolutely LOVE teaching first grade and am excited for a new year of learning! I believe each and every student is a unique learner and together as a team, we can engage your child’s education to the fullest. I strive to create an inviting classroom community where every student is encouraged to accomplish their goals and reach for their dreams!  As the daughter of an elementary school principal, it has been a dream of mine to teach. Originally from Long Island, New York, I am a proud graduate of High Point University, NC where I earned a degree in Special Education.  While in North Carolina, I also obtained my license in Elementary Education. I have also earned my Master’s degree from George Mason University as a Reading Specialist.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, getting outdoors, and traveling! A fun fact about me is that I have dual citizenship with Ireland! It is a great privilege to welcome your student to an incredible first grade year!   

    Shannon Escario

    Mrs. Escario, formerly Miss Gordon, is thrilled to be on the 1st grade team at Steuart Weller.  She graduated in 2011 from Radford University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Elementary Education. Miss Gordon is originally from Granville, Ohio and just recently moved to Fairfax, Virginia. She is very excited to be a member of Loudoun County and is looking forward to a great school year here at Steuart Weller. Come visit and see what’s popping in Mrs. Escario’s 1st grade class. 

    Allison Ward 
    Hello First Graders,

    My name is Mrs. Ward and I'm excited to start a new school year with you! Growing up I lived in 5 different states and overseas, but my heart is in Virginia having lived here almost 30 years. I'm a long time Loudoun County resident and a graduate of Loudoun County High School. I have a Bachelor's degree from VA Tech (Go Hokies!) and Master's degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. This will be my 9th year in education. I have taught First Grade in both Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. I have also worked in special education, literacy intervention for PALS, and substitute teaching. My husband and I have lived in the Ashburn area for nearly 17 years. We have two daughters who attend LCPS schools. One is a rising 8th grader and one is a rising 6th grader. When I'm not at school I'm usually running carpools to sports and activities and cheering on the sidelines at a field hockey or volleyball tournament. I have a chocolate lab named Daisy who loves swimming and hikes in the woods. My favorite spot is at the beach with a great book on my kindle to read. I'm looking forward to a great year together! 

Last Modified on June 10, 2019