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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 Team
 
 
2nd Grade Team
 
   Second Grade Teachers
 
 
Kathy Hollern
Kathleen Lockett
Sujata Trasi
Emily Collins
Julie Vetal
Lissy Tolosa 
 
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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. 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 ninth year teaching in Loudoun county. Having moved from Oklahoma, Mrs.Trasi has been a Loudoun county resident for seventeen years. Mrs. Trasi loves to travel, read, watch soccer, cook and spend time with her family and friends. Teaching is Mrs.Trasi’s passion and she looks forward to another exciting year at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School.
 
 Emily Collins   
Welcome 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 Vetal
Get ready to dive in to an exciting year in second grade! Miss Vetal is excited to begin her second year at Steuart Weller with the Second Grade Cougars! She 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 kindergarten, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades. When she isn’t teaching, Miss Vetal loves to travel, run, paint, kayak, and spend time with family and friends. She hopes to bring her energy and passion to the classroom to help her students become excited lifelong learners.
 
Kathy Hollern  
Oh the places we'll go in second grade! Welcome to Mrs. Hollern's class! Mrs. Hollern received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has taught Kindergarten, first and second grades and has 20 years of experience. Mrs. Hollern enjoys reading, crafting, travel and spending time with her family.  Mrs. Hollern looks forward to a wonderful year filled with fun and engaging learning activities which will help her students learn and grow!
 
Lissy Tolosa
Hello Second Graders!! Mrs. Tolosa is originally from Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Elementary Education and she specialized in Reading.  She is also licensed as an ESOL K-12 teacher. This is Mrs. Tolosa’s 16th year in teaching, having spent 10 years in FCPS. She has taught a variety of grade levels, but second grade is her one of her favorites. Mrs. Tolosa has lived in Loudoun County for the last 10 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 integral part of Steuart Weller and the world. 
 
Kathleen Lockett
Mrs. Lockett is delighted to be welcoming second graders into her Room 13 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! 
 
 
 
 

 


Last Modified on August 20, 2016
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