Phone: 571-377-6500


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Early Childhood Education NK-4 Gifted Education M.Ed in Reading/Reading Specialist M.Ed in ESOL/English Speakers of Other Languages

Mrs. Alice Blackstone

I am a first grade  teacher at Weems Elementary School in Manassas City Public Schools.  I earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Mary Washington College, now the University of Mary Washington.  I earned a Master’s of Education degree in reading from the University of Virginia and a Master’s of Education degree in ESOL from George Mason University.  I am endorsed to teach nursery school through fourth grade, as well as, being a reading specialist and ESOL teacher.  I am endorsed to teach gifted education, also.

I have experience teaching Kindergarten through third grade as a classroom teacher.  I taught first, second, third and fourth grades as an ESOL teacher.  I have been a reading specialist and reading interventionist for several years, also.

The majority of my teaching experience was in a rural county named Lancaster County, Virginia.  I taught first, second and third grade as a homeroom teacher at Lancaster Primary School.  I was also a reading specialist there and worked with students, teachers and families.  I have been excited about being part of the Manassas City Public School System since 2009.  I was a reading specialist, reading interventionist and Kindergarten teacher at Weems Elementary School.  I was an ESOL teacher at Round Elementary School.  I have taught first grade as a classroom teacher and an ESOL teacher at Jennie Dean Elementary School for three years.

I love teaching.  I enjoy working with children.  My greatest joy is seeing students learning and applying their knowledge. My main goal in teaching is to instill in students a love of learning and success that will last them a lifetime.

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