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This is Ms. Fennell’s 3rd year teaching at Rose Hill and 2nd year teaching kindergarten. She is a graduate of the University of Florida (go Gators!) and George Washington University, where she completed her Master’s degree in education. When she is not at school, Ms. Fennell loves to spend time with her family and friends, watch football, and go shopping. She is so excited for another year at Rose Hill!
Mrs. Garcia Quinones has been a kindergarten Immersion Teacher at Rose Hill ES for 6 years. She is from Puerto Rico and has been living in Virginia for 6 years. While in Puerto Rico, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University from Puerto Rico and her Masters Studies at Universidad Interamericana at Ponce Puerto Rico. Mrs. Garcia Quinones has been working in kindergarten for all her years in Fairfax County and also works during weekends providing Spanish lessons. She enjoys her family's company and loves to eat chocolate!
Despite her Maine roots, Mrs. Ruthenberg grew up in Herndon, and graduated from Herndon High School. She received a B.S. from James Madison University in Early Childhood Education, a M.A. in Special Education from the University of San Diego and an ESOL Endorsement from the University of Virginia. Her teaching experience includes working with students with moderate to severe disabilities, special education preschool, and 20 years of teaching kindergarten in FCPS. She is excited to be teaching Kindergarten Immersion this Year at Rose Hill. Mrs. Ruthenberg lives in Piney Point, Md. with her husband, Tom, her son, Connor and her daughter, Riley. When she isn’t in the classroom (or her car commuting) she is usually supporting a marching band or youth group event. She enjoys hiking, and kayaking in her free time.
Ms. Smith grew up Vienna, VA and went to school in Fairfax County Public Schools. She went to undergrad at Radford University and received a Bachelor of Studies in Early Childhood & Family Life in 1991. She continued her education and received a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education in 2000 from George Mason University. Prior to working at Rose Hill Elementary as a Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Smith worked most of her teaching career as a special educator. She enjoys animals, crafts, walking her dog, and socializing with close friends.
Mrs. Baig has been an instructional assistant for 11 years at Rose Hill Elementary. This will be her 12th year at this amazing school. She really enjoys working with the kiddos because they make her laugh and tell her interesting stories. In her free time she likes to cook and exercise. She also likes to spend time with her family.
Mrs. Motta is originally from Lima, Peru and moved to Virginia 15 years ago. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the Sacred Heart University in Peru. Her previous work experience in Peru was assessing children in elementary school and assisting at a school’s counseling department. She has also worked for Arlington County and Fairfax County Schools for 10 years. Mrs. Motta is married and has a wonderful 12 year old, Gabriel. She likes to go to his soccer and basketball games. In addition, she enjoys traveling, going to the beaches, and watching movies.
Miss. Velez will be working with Kindergarten this school year. Previously, she worked with Enhanced Autism team as an Applied Behavioral Analysis Para in K-1. She came to RHES in 2017, after having worked at Fort Belvoir with military families in their EA program, as well. She graduated from George Mason with my undergrad in Early Childhood Education and is currently working on her dual masters in education! You can ask her colleagues, SHE LOVES TO LEARN. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching cooking shows. She hopes to be at RHES for many years to come and continue to inspire and be inspired by our school community. Let’s keep SOARING, like the rockets we are!