Meet Our Team

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

Ms. Distefano - Ms. Distefano is originally from Charlotte Hall, MD. She graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. In 2015, she had the opportunity to travel to San Juan, Costa Rica on a missions trip. While serving at an orphanage and elementary school there, Ms. Distefano knew that she was made to be a teacher. After moving to Lynchburg in 2015, she dove into that passion by serving at the YMCA of downtown Lynchburg, collecting thousands of books to distribute to students all over Lynchburg, and authoring her own children’s book, Playful Penny Loves to Read. This is her first year teaching, and after completing her student teaching at TES, she feels so blessed to begin her teaching career here. Ms. Distefano enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing and playing the piano, and snuggling with her two puppies, Penny and Piper. She is so excited to start this exciting new journey as a Tomahawk Bee!

Mrs. Dolan- Mrs. Dolan was born and raised here in Lynchburg, Virginia. In fact, she went to elementary school right here at Tomahawk Elementary School. She received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Longwood University in 2010 and just graduated with her Masters of Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College in 2018. Mrs. Dolan began her teaching journey in San Carlos, Costa Rica where she taught ESL to 2nd-8th graders. She then went to Snow Hill, North Carolina, where she finished up the year for a teacher in 4th grade. She is now in her 8th year teaching at Tomahawk Elementary School and could not be more excited! She taught 3rd grade for 5 years and is coming up on her 3rd year as a 2nd grade teacher.  Mrs. Dolan loves to play co-ed sports, go running, and spend time with her family.  She is blessed to be starting another year at Tomahawk Elementary School.

Mrs. Pittman - Mrs. Pittman was born in Lynchburg, VA and attended Tomahawk when she was little while her mom taught there.  She graduated from Brookville High School and received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Virginia Tech.  Her Bachelor's degree is in Early Childhood Education and her Master's is in Curriculum and Instruction.  She has been teaching for 14 years, five in third grade and the rest in second grade.  She is married to Kevin and has two daughters, Kylie and Karleigh.  She enjoys reading, bike riding, snowboarding, and spending time with family, especially at the beach!  

Mrs. Hunsley- Mrs. Hunsley is originally from Chesapeake, VA. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and then with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, she moved to Lynchburg, VA. Mrs. Hunsley has experience working in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and Chesapeake City Schools. This is her first year teaching and it is a dream come true to be at TES. Mrs. Hunsley enjoys spending time with family, reading, going to the beach, skiing, and working out. She cannot wait to begin the school year! 

Mrs. Moser--
Mrs. Moser was born in Johnson City, TN and she graduated from Daniel Boone High School and received her Bachelors degree from East Tennessee State University in Early Childhood Education.  She has been teaching for 10 years, 1 in preschool and the rest in second grade.  She is married to Tracey and has two children, Hunter and Calley.  She enjoys reading, cooking, swimming, and spending time with family, especially at the beach or in the mountains!

2nd Grade Upcoming Events

January 2019 Events:

January 18: Lee Jackson Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
January 30: 100th Day of School
January 31: Student-Led Conferences