Mrs. Amenyah grew up, completed tertiary education, and began her career in Ghana, West Africa. She has also lived in Tanzania and Nigeria. She attained her Masters’ degree in Early Childhood Special Education from George Mason University and has been teaching at Rose Hill Elementary since 2017. Her teaching philosophy is that every child is unique and special. Given the necessary love, guidance and attention, every child has the potential to overcome their disabilities. She has been married to her husband for 25 years and has 2 sons in high school. She is a soccer mom because her boys love soccer and are in travel teams so almost every weeknight is spent for soccer practices and weekends are spent playing soccer games. Mrs. Amenyah’s hobbies are cooking, baking and cake decorations among others.
Mrs. Gladys is originally from Argentina. She has been a Special Education Preschool Teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for the past 17 years. Before she joined Rose Hill, she had taught in Elementary and Preschools in four different continents. She has a Master’s degree in Special Education (Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disturbances) from K to 12, with an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education, from George Mason University.
Ms. Laura is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY. She got her undergraduate degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester and her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the George Washington University. Ms. Laura is married to her high school sweetheart, Luke, and has two boys who attend Rose Hill, Sean and Zachary. In addition to teaching, Ms. Laura loves to cook and bake, as well as taste the results!
Mrs. Puckett was born and raised in Springfield, Va. She graduated from Hayfield Secondary School and attended George Mason University where she received a BS in Psychology and a master’s degree in early childhood special education. She is going into her 8th year as a teacher in the Preschool Autism Program. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her son Jared swim and play baseball.
Mrs. Schimmel has lived in Northern VA for 34 years. She has about 32 years of teaching experience including 29 years at Rose Hill. She got her undergraduate degree from James Madison University and George Mason University for graduate school. She enjoys spending time with her 2 sons Brandon and Jeremy. She enjoys to walking, cooking, and decorating and going to sporting events.
Mr. Windhausen, a native of Syracuse, NY, has been working in early childhood education for over twenty-five years. He received his undergraduate degree in Communications from George Mason University where he also earned a master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education. He is honored to help support an orphanage and preschool in rural Zambia, Africa and has had the privilege to travel there and work with the children several times. In his spare time, Mr. Windhausen enjoys motorcycling, reading, writing, playing guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. But mostly, he loves spending time with his two wonderful daughters.
Ms. Santos is originally from El Salvador. She graduated from Bryant Alternative High School and went to Northern Virginia Community College to get her Associates Degree in General Studies. After being a substitute, she became an Instructional Assistant. This will be her second year working at Rose Hill. The Preschool Autism Class (PAC) is a wonderful team of very warm and professional people. She is very proud to be a member of it. In her free time, she loves to play soccer with her boys Christopher and Brian.
Ms. Graham has worked for Fairfax County Public Schools for six years. One year at Stratford Landing Elementary School and the other years here at Rose Hill Elementary School all in PAC this is my fifth year at Rose Hill mother of a twelve year old son background in nursing. In my spare time I enjoy traveling with my family.
Ms. Rauf received her masters in Science. She has been teaching for 13 years in different grade levels, 7 of which have been at Rose Hill in Preschool. She truly loves teaching at Rose Hill and it has been amazing. She has 1 daughter who is in high school. Her hobbies include cooking, shopping, and gardening.
Mrs. Siddique has worked at Rose Hill for the past 10 years. She earned her master's degree in political science and earned her bachelor's degree in education. Mrs. Siddique loves teaching because she believes that teachers can change everything. She loves to travel and make crafts. She fully enjoys life with her husband and 6-year-old son.
Linda Skutnik has been at Rose Hill for 15 years and has worked in FCPS for 31 years. She thoroughly enjoys working and playing with Preschool students. They can make the day a wonderful experience. She's looking forward to a super year at Rose Hill.