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 Ancient China, 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 CollinsJulie VetalLissy TolosaKathleen LockettMeredith McCarthy------
Sujata TrasiHello and welcome to second grade! Mrs.Trasi was born in Bombay, India. 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 eleventh year teaching in Loudoun county. Having moved from Oklahoma, Mrs.Trasi has been a Loudoun county resident for nineteen years. Mrs. Trasi loves to travel, read, watch soccer, cook and spend time with her family 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 CollinsWelcome to second grade at Steuart Weller! What an exciting year awaits you. Ms. Collins 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, cheering on the Washington Nationals, dancing and spending time with friends and family. Ms. Collins’ goal is to create a positive learning environment where all students can succeed both academically and socially and develop a true love of learning.Julie VetalGet ready to dive in to an exciting year in second grade! Miss Vetal is excited to begin her fourth year at Steuart Weller with the Second Grade Cougars! She grew up in Northern Virginia and received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from James Madison University. She has worked with various grade levels including fourth and fifth grade STEM. When she isn’t teaching, Miss Vetal loves to travel, run, paint, kayak, and spend time with family and friends. She is ready to bring her energy and passion to the classroom to help her students become excited lifelong learners.Lissy TolosaHello Second Graders!! Mrs. Tolosa is orginally from Flordia. She graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Elementary Education with a specialiation in Reading. She is also licensed as an ESOL K-12 teacher. This is Mrs. Tolosa's 18th year in teaching, having spent 10 years in FCPS. She has taught a variety of grade levels, but second grade is one of her favorites. Mrs. Tolosa has lived in Loudoun County for the last 11 years, and is now enjoying raising her children here. She loves to spend time with her family, read and be crafty. Mrs. Tolosa is ready to inspire her students to become lifelong learners and citizens who are ready to be an intergral part of Steuart Weller and the world.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 this year. 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 Colorado, Utah and Arizona!Meredith McCarthy
Mrs. McCarthy is SO excited to be joining the second grade team after spending the last 14 years as a reading specialist! In addition to teaching reading, I've also taught 2nd and 4th grades in NY. I'm an avid reader who enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three children. I'm looking forward to creating a community of learners who are kind, caring, and love to read!Here's to a great year!
Last Modified on August 16, 2018