Dear Second Grade Students and Parents,Welcome to a new and exciting year in second grade! We hope you are having a wonderful summer and are eagerly awaiting the start of a new school year. We know we are!We have a lot of fun and exciting things planned that we can’t wait to share with you through the year. Some exciting topics we’ll be covering are how our community grows and changes, geometry, weather, and animal habitats. In addition, we will create fun projects, play exciting math games, and read great stories together.Please come to our Open House and Back to School Night. This would be a great time to bring your school supplies and get your desk ready for your first day. We are looking forward to meeting you!Sincerely,The Second Grade TeamSecond Grade TeachersSujata TrasiEmily HazekampKathleen LockettKate RasmussenMadisyn Palmer------
Sujata TrasiHello and welcome to second grade! Mrs. Trasi has taught second, eleventh and twelfth grade in different parts of the world. Mrs. Trasi has a Master's degree in Food Science and Nutrition and worked in the field of nutrition education and clinical nutrition. She went back to school to earn her second Master's degree in Education and graduated in 2007 from Old Dominion University. This is her thirteenth year teaching in Loudoun county. Having moved from Oklahoma, Mrs.Trasi has been a Loudoun county resident for twenty-one years. Mrs. Trasi loves to travel, read, watch soccer, cook and spend time with her family, her new puppy and friends. Mrs.Trasi looks forward to watching her little friends blossom and grow through another exciting year at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School.Emily HazekampWelcome to second grade at Steuart Weller! What an exciting year awaits you. Mrs. Hazekamp received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from James Madison University as well as her Master's Degree in Teaching from JMU. She has taught second grade, kindergarten ESL and fourth/fifth grade STEM. She has worked with many different grade levels including pre-kindergarten, third and sixth and has taught ESL exclusively to students ranging from pre-kindergarten to adults. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Washington DC with her husband, cheering on the Washington Nationals, dancing and blogging. Mrs. Hazekamp's goal is to create a positive learning environment where all students can succeed both academically and socially and develop a true love of learning.Kathleen LockettMrs. Lockett is delighted to be welcoming second graders into her Room 18 family, and to be a part of the wonderful Weller Wild Cat team! She has taught first grade for seven years, and is delighted to be a part of the second grade team again. She believes that second grade is a true stepping stone into a world of lifelong learning, and is thrilled with the opportunity to love, educate and engage your child. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Queen’s University, Canada, and her Masters in Elementary Education from George Mason University. In her free time she loves curling up with a good book, gardening, hiking and traveling with her family. Their most recent adventures have taken them to Barcelona, Spain!Kate RasmussenWelcome to second grade! Ms. Rasmussen received her Masters of Arts in Teaching from James Madison University. This is Ms. Rasmussen's second year teaching second grade at Weller. Before becoming a classroom teacher, Ms. Rasmussen worked as a substitute teacher for Loudoun County. Ms. Rasmussen loves Loudoun County and has been a resident for over 20 years! When Ms. Rasmussen isn't in school, she enjoys playing with her dog, reading, and staying active. Ms. Rasmussen looks forward to a fantastic year!Madisyn PalmerHello second graders! Miss Palmer is excited to start her 2nd year of teaching at Weller! She grew up in Central Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Throughout her college education, she was involved in many education clubs and community programs. Miss Palmer also taught at Dickinson College Children’s Center as a lead summer camp teacher. Currently, Miss Palmer is working on her master's degree in Special Education from Shenandoah University. In Miss Palmer's free time, she enjoy traveling, paddling boarding, kayaking, and spending time with my family and dog, Samson. Miss Palmer looking forward to an exciting year!
Last Modified on June 17, 2020