WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN

Meet Our Team



Back row from left to right: Mrs. Bell, Ms Moon, Mrs.Osborne
Front row from left to right: Mrs.Nagy, Mrs.Fanney

Note: Click on a teacher's name below if you'd like to contact the teacher by sending an email.

Mrs. Bell - She grew up in Lynchburg, where she attended Tomahawk Elementary School and later became a Brookville Bee Alumni.  During her high school years at Brookville, she cheer on both Varsity Football and Competition Squads.  During that time, 6 of the Senior Cheerleaders were granted the opportunity to be apart of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  Upon graduation, Brittany Adkins attended Christopher Newport University for a year and a half before transferring to Longwood University where she majored in Elementary Education.  Since graduating in the December of 2013, Mrs. Bell has had the opportunity to do two long-term sub positions in Kindergarten; one here at Leesville Road and the other at Yellow Branch. She has been at LRES since 2014.  In Mrs. Bell's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, husband, and her new baby boy.

Mrs. Fanney - Mrs.Fanney was born in Lynchburg. She attended Brookville High School, and went on to receive her BA and Masters in Education from Lynchburg College. She has been teaching since 1995. Mrs. Fanney spends her free time with her 2 daughters.

Ms. Moon - Ms.Moon, a 2010 Radford University graduate.  She began teaching kindergarten at LRES in 2012. She previously taught first grade at LRES and was a substitute for a while as well.  She grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia when she was 12.  She bought her first home in 2014 at the age of 25.  Every summer, she travels to Sebago Lake, Maine to relax and spend time with her family.

Mrs. Nagy - Mrs.Nagy has been teaching at Leesville Road since 2008. She has taught third and fourth grade. Currently, she teaches kindergarten.  She enjoyed her time teaching third and fourth grade, but feels right at home in kindergarten. Mrs. Nagy attended Leesville Road as a student and graduated from Brookville High School. She has her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Phi Chapter. She is married and has 2 beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, scrap-booking, cooking, and playing with her two pups, Abby and Mason.

Mrs. Osborne - Mrs. Osborne grew up in Christiansburg, VA and graduated from Radford University.  She has been teaching in Campbell County since 1992.  She began her career teaching 7th and 8th graders at Brookville Middle School before transferring to LRES to teach Kindergarten.  She has been at LRES since 1998 and has taught both kindergarten and second grade.
Mrs. Osborne is married to her amazing husband, Steven, and also has two beautiful daughters, Camden and Carrington.  She enjoys curling up with a good book, arts and crafts, trips to the beach and NYC, cheering on the Hokies, and watching her daughters in their numerous extra-curricular activities. 

Mrs. Osborne’s true teaching career actually began when she was just seven years old and taught her younger sister the ABCs and numbers before she entered Kindergarten.  Spending time with children as a teen and young adult, rather it be babysitting, leading church youth group, or teaching Bible School, confirmed her desire to be a teacher.  Mrs. Osborne has had the opportunity to touch the lives of many children and see them become responsible, contributing members of society.  What can be more rewarding than seeing a child learn and grow and knowing you were an important part of that development?  

Upcoming Grade-Level Events

  • Kindergarten writing
    Writing in kindergarten looks different from student to student. We encourage students to write using the sounds heard. They write with what they know, not necessarily using all of the spelling patterns in the English language correctly. When students get stuck on "what's right" they are reluctant to write unless they get it correct. We want to encourage students to use their knowledge of letters and sounds to write phonetically, using the sounds they hear. Examples of kindergarten writing: bear might be spelled "bar", catch might be spelled "cach", friend might be "frnd". Encourage your child to write just what sounds he/she hears. You can help them stretch out the sounds in a word. Every sound should be represented with a letter or letters (ch/th/sh). Give your child the confidence that they CAN write to share their ideas!

    Posted Dec 7, 2017, 2:46 PM by Judith Nagy
  • Working on math at home...
    Below you will find the link for Dreambox. This is an online program we use at school during math time. Students enjoy using Dreambox and this could be educational way to engage your student in math practice while at home. All students in the school are able to use Dreambox, not just kindergarten.  If you have internet access, I highly recommend your child play a bit each day to keep their brain engaged.

    Dreambox can also be found as an app for the ipad/android device. Search "Dreambox" and look for a blue and green lower case letter d as the icon. It's free! 

    https://play.dreambox.com/login/qnky/leesvilleres

    Directions: Have your child click on his/her teacher's name, the student will then be directed to click his/her own name and password. Please do not allow students to play on someone else's account or help them through difficult material. This program will adjust according to their specific learning needs.
    Posted Oct 22, 2017, 6:03 PM by Judith Nagy
  • Letters and Sounds
    We've been busy learning letters and sounds in the classroom.  For students that know letters and sounds we are working to apply these in reading and writing. Below are links to fun songs to help with letter recognition and sound knowledge.

    http://viewpure.com/36IBDpTRVNE?start=0&end=0
    http://viewpure.com/1dNI74FZ6Vc?start=0&end=0
    http://viewpure.com/WtbL3byFa18?ref=search
    http://viewpure.com/lhX064AiyGg?start=0&end=0



    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 1:09 PM by Judith Nagy
  • Welcome new kindergartners and parents!
    Teachers are already busy preparing for your arrival. Please see the updated supply list located in the left sidebar.
    Posted Jul 22, 2017, 2:52 PM by Judith Nagy
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