Lisa Weckstein is a first-year kindergarten teacher at Rose Hill Elementary. She graduated from Langley High School in 2007, and then attended James Madison University where her concentrations were in early childhood education and math and science. Teaching in FCPS will be a family affair for Lisa as her sister, Alison Weckstein, is a special education teacher at Sleepy Hollow Elementary. Over the past year Lisa worked at Forestville Elementary for the first half of the year as a student teacher and then as a public health attendant for the second half. This is her first contracted teaching position.
I love being around kids and love learning, and teaching is one of the few jobs where you can have fun every day and every day is different.
Being from the area I felt a connection with FCPS, and having received such a great education here I wanted to give back.
I just found out a few weeks ago what grade level I will be teaching so I have been taking time to familiarize myself with the kindergarten Standards of Learning (SOLs). I also attended the FCPS Great Beginnings Summer Institute orientation program for new teachers.
I am looking forward to having a positive impact on my students and establishing relationships with them. I want them to think that school is the most fun place in the world. I am also looking forward to seeing the students having “Aha!” moments and being excited to learn.
I love reading all sorts of books and am also an avid Washington Nationals fan. My family has season tickets and I try to go to as many games as I can.
That I will probably be just as nervous on the first day of school as they are, and that I played varsity field hockey at Langley.
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