Cassey Nichols

Fifth Grade Teacher

Education: The College of William and Mary-B.A in Interdisciplinary Studies (Linguistics) and Elementary Education

Certifications/Licensures: Virginia PreK-6 Collegiate Professional License

Years of Teaching Experience: 12

Years Teaching at Powhatan: 2

Bio

Cassey has devoted nine years to teaching in Loudoun County Public schools where she primarily taught fourth and fifth grade, while spending four of those years as a team leader. She also spent one year in Winchester City Schools teaching third grade. During these years, Cassey supervised and mentored three high school seniors in the Teacher Cadet Program at Stone Bridge High School, piloted and provided support for team for implementation of Word Study, was a part of the 30-30-30 program with Ron Nash, and provided staff development on active engagement strategies and equity in support of school improvement initiatives.

Hobbies

Playing with my children, reading, all things kitchen! Baking, cooking, preserving.

Favorite Quotes

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt