Mountain View Elementary School

Proud Home of the Eagles

Reading and Resource Teachers

Jackie Croy


What made you decide to become a teacher?

I was blessed with mentors (parents, coaches, professors, colleagues) that encouraged, supported and valued education and lifelong learning.

What brings you joy while teaching?

The moments when I know I'm making a positive connection with students and impacting their excitement and success for learning.

What is one fun fact about you?

I Love Dirt!! Plants and flowers are my zin/relaxation time. And, of course a good book!!

Where did you get your teaching degree?

Bridgewater College/Eastern Mennonite University

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

Professional respect, Grace and Laughter

Nell Fox

Title I


What made you decide to become a teacher?

I began teaching swim lessons as a lifeguard, and seeing my students' faces light up with joy after taking those first few independents strokes was a large contributing factor into why I teach. My younger brother also has multiple learning disabilities, and with hard work and the support of his team, he was able to graduate high school with a standard diploma!

What brings you joy while teaching?

Seeing my students be successful in what was previously a challenge brings me joy. I like to see how the intentionality of my lessons and the relationships built in small group instruction help my students see the benefit of our time together.

What is one fun fact about you?

Becoming a mother gave me superpowers. Since having my daughters, I have run over 20 road and trail ultra marathons, including Boston (2022) and a 100 miler in our local mountains!

Where did you get your teaching degree?

University of Virginia (M.Ed), Birmingham-Southern College (B.S.)

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

It's hard to pick one thing! We've got a staff that loves kids and wants to do their best for them. We've got a great population of students and families. We've got great Mountain Views.

Stephanie Knicely

TLC


What made you decide to become a teacher?

I love learning.

What brings you joy while teaching?

The moment that brings me the most joy is when a student looks up with a huge smile on their face because they just realized that they "got it."

What is one fun fact about you?

I love to travel to new places when I am not teaching.

Where did you get your teaching degree?

Georgia Southern University

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

The people - students, staff, and families

Melissa Long

TLC


What made you decide to become a teacher?

I have always enjoyed working with children. Building relationships with students and giving back to the community in this platform is self rewarding. I enjoy sharing the love of learning with students and absolutely love watching students take off in their own learning.

What brings you joy while teaching?

As a reading teacher, watching the progression of learning and being there for the moment when "things finally click" is amazing! I am so happy that I get to build up students as readers.

What is one fun fact about you?

I love animals and would have plenty more if my husband allowed it. I do have a dog that loves to get dressed up and two guinea pigs named Salt and Sugar!

Where did you get your teaching degree

I received my degree from Geneva College in Pennsylvania and my Masters Degree from UVA.

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

My favorite thing about MVES is building a community of learners and creating relationships with the students.