•  2nd grade team
     

    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 Team
     
     
     
     
       Second Grade Teachers
     
     
    Sujata Trasi
    Emily Hazekamp 
    Kathleen Lockett
    Meredith McCarthy
    Kate Rasmussen
    Madisyn Palmer
     
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     Sujata Trasi 

    Hello 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 twelfth year teaching in Loudoun county. Having moved from Oklahoma, Mrs.Trasi has been a Loudoun county resident for twenty 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 Hazekamp   
    Welcome 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 Lockett
    Mrs. 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! 
     
     
     
     
    Meredith McCarthy
    Mrs. McCarthy is SO excited for another year in second grade. Prior to returning to the classroom she spent 14 years as a reading specialist. She also taught 2nd and 4th grades in NY. Mrs. McCarthy is an avid reader who enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three children. She is looking forward to creating a community of learners who are kind, caring, and love to read! 
    Here's to a great year!
     
     
     
     
     
    Kate Rasmussen
    I am excited to teach second grade in the fall! I have attended Mill Run Elementary School, Farmwell Station Middle School, and Broad Run High School.  My student teaching was completed at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary in first grade and Moorefield Station Elementary in fourth grade. I love Loudoun County! My Masters of Arts in Teaching is from James Madison University. When I am not at school I enjoy walking my dog, reading, and swimming. I look forward to a fantastic year!
     
     
     
     
    Madisyn Palmer 
    Hello second graders! I am excited to start my first year of teaching with you! I grew up in Central Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Throughout my college education, I was involved in many education clubs and community programs. I also taught at Dickinson College Children’s Center as a lead summer camp teacher. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, paddling boarding, kayaking, and spending time with my family and dog, Samson. I am looking forward to an exciting year
     
     
Last Modified on August 19, 2019