Degrees and Certifications:
A.A. in General Education, Psychology B.A. in Cum Laude Honors, Psychology (emphasis Child Psychology) M.S. in Early Childhood Education
Mrs. Lynn DeFazio
Welcome to Kindergarten!
We are excited you are here. We're going to learn and have fun this year!
I am in my 9th year teaching at Weems this year, but have taught kindergarten for well over 25 years. I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I obtained my Associates of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in Child Development. (Mister Rogers, of t.v. fame, actually taught as a guest professor in one of my classes!) After moving to the Washington, D.C. area, I received my B.A. in Psychology (primarily Child Psychology) with cum laude honors, after being named to four honor societies, and a year later I received my master's degree in Elementary Education.
I LOVE living out in the country - Culpeper. I have a 23 year old daughter, Katie, who is in her sophmore year of college, majoring in Theatre.
I recently founded, and am president of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cat rescue and am passionate about rescuing sick, abandoned, and orphaned kittens and cats. In addition to our cats, we have two dogs - a chocolate lab, Mocha, and a black lab, Dakota, that keep us busy and laughing.
We will have a lot of fun this year and will learn a lot. I am a very upbeat, positive person and believe that self-esteem is crucial to learning. I am honored to be your child's teacher this year. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you might have. I am always available to you.