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    Michaela "Kiki" Ottenberg, J.D.
       Welcome, students, parents, and members of the PFHS community! As a graduate of Potomac Falls High School and self-proclaimed "history nerd," I am so excited to teach Dual Enrollment US Government and AP Research this year at Potomac Falls. Both classes are excellent preparation for college and life beyond high school. DE Government allows students to dive into US government and politics, while also earning up to six college credits. AP Research is a part of the prestigious AP Capstone Program. Additionally, both courses give students a lot of choice and autonomy; I am honored to work with these students and help them create meaningful and engaging work!
       A bit about myself: as aforementioned, I graduated from Potomac Falls High School and was valedictorian of my class. I then attended the University of Virginia where I graduated with High Honors, earning a degree in the American Studies Distinguished Majors Program and was also a valedictory speaker. After graduating from U.Va., I attended University of Connecticut School of Law. I graduated from law school with concentrations in criminal law and special education law. In my final year of law school I interned with the United States Treasury Department. However, I always had a passion for education and pursued a career with LCPS. I am currently working on my Master's in Education Administration and Supervision at the University of Virginia. Go Hoos! 
       My love for Potomac Falls High School is probably the only thing that surpasses my love of history. As an alumna of PFHS, I am so honored to work with fellow Panthers and make this school year a fun and educational experience for all of my students. Other than teaching, I am the Activities Coordinator and co-sponsor of the Announcements/Feature Friday team. 
    Office Hours: I am available via email; I will respond to all email sent Monday-Friday within 24 hours. Please allow 48 hours for emails sent on weekends (I try my best to answer ASAP on the weekends, but I have a very needy dog that needs lots of attention). I am also available for office hours via appointment. 
    Updated August 18, 2020 
Last Modified on August 18, 2020