Ms. Koontz

Thomas Jefferson Elementary- 4th Grade

Reading, Writing and Science

Meet the Teacher:


I lived in Long Island, NY for 14 years before moving to Pittsburgh, PA at the start of high school. Upon graduating from high school I attend Lynchburg College where I studied Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Elementary Education and was a member of the Women's Lacrosse Team. I have an incredible family consisting of my parents, two older brothers, a sister-in-law and my two nephews.


After graduating in 2017, I loved Lynchburg so much I decided to stay! I began my teaching career in Campbell County Public Schools where I taught a self-contained fourth grade class. After my first year of teaching I heard about an opportunity at TJ and made the switch. I am beginning my second year here at TJ, and I am so excited to be apart of the Patriots and look forward to a fantastic school year!

Interesting Facts:

  • I played lacrosse for 15 years and started coaching JAB in 2015
  • I have a black Labrador retriever named Bailey
  • I have the biggest sweet tooth
  • Anywhere by the water is a perfect day to me!
  • In my free time I can be found coaching, watching a movie or hanging out with friends!