A little about Mrs. Dolinich....
After graduating high school, I went to Susquehanna University, a small college in central Pennsylvania. There I majored in Elementary Education with a double major in Spanish. After graduation, I began teaching 5th grade at Emerick Elementary School in Purcellville, VA. I had a fabulous 5 years working with the 5th graders there. While teaching, I continued to take classes and took several in Gifted Education through UVA. I ended up really enjoying this area and after earning my endorsement in this, decided to apply for a position teaching FUTURA. That brought me to Countryside Elementary.
In 2006, I graduated from George Mason University with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Gifted Education. I have also been named a Who's Who Among American Teachers for both the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 school years. Recently I became a member of the National Building Museum's Teacher Advisory Board. I attend quarterly weekend meetings for the next 3 years and will help plan and evaluate programs that the museum has to offer. I am very excited for this opportunity, since I feel this museum is truly beneficial to our curriculum.
This is my 10th year teaching FUTURA at Countryside and my 15th year of teaching. Where has the time gone?:) In my free time I enjoy traveling to various places that tie in with our FUTURA studies of Structures and Systems. I look forward to working with you and your children throughout the year as we explore the concept of Structures!