Mountain View Elementary School

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Fourth Grade Team

Jesse Laase

Teacher


What made you decide to become a teacher?

I had some amazing teachers growing up that inspired me to join the profession.

What brings you joy while teaching?

Building relationships with students; seeing their "light bulb" moments; creating engaging, fun lessons.

What is one fun fact about you?

I have two mastiffs, Moose and Brutus, and I love baseball.

Where did you get your teaching degree?

Bridgewater College

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?The community and the wonderful staff who have become close friends

Carrie Lillard

Teacher


What made you decide to become a teacher?

I fell in love with school in Kindergarten and never once fell out of love with learning. Showing kids how fun learning can be is how I hope to continue the legacy of my own Kindergarten teacher!

What brings you joy while teaching?

Working with students brings me joy! They are full of surprises and I love seeing their personalities blossom. Any day where students make me laugh is a good one.

What is one fun fact about you?

I've never had a broken bone!

Where did you get your teaching degree?

My BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and my MAEd. in Curriculum and Instruction are both from Virginia Tech.

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

My favorite thing about Mountain View is the way teachers work together for the good of all of our students. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Mandy O'Neill

Teacher


Do you have any nicknames your students call you?

Ms. O

What made you decide to become a teacher?

I want to inspire students to be life long learners by sharing all the magic, hidden treasures, and possibilities that education has to offer.

What brings you joy while teaching?

The building of relationships and friendships with students and families make my job so much fun!

What is one fun fact about you?

I LOVE to play games!

Where did you get your teaching degree?

Bridgewater College

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

The students, families, and staff make MVES the best school!