FIRST GRADE SUPPLY LIST
FIRST GRADE CURRICULUM
Mr. Adams is a product of Fairfax County Public Schools, having attended Cameron Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Edison High School! He has worked at Rose Hill for 32 years. He considers school his home and the staff and students his family members. When not at school you’ll find him cheering on local sports teams, reading, watching television, and relaxing. Mr. Adams loves being a Rocket!
Señora Cruz is from Lima-Perú, she has lived in the US for 17 years and has worked for Rose Hill ES for 6 years as a 1st grade Immersion teacher. She graduated from Maristas HS (Lima-Perú). She earned a bachelor’s degree in Marcelino Champagnat University (Lima- Perú). She continued her education in Trinity Washington University. When she is with her family, she enjoys cooking, dancing and listening, and Peruvian traditions.
Ms. Orlando is originally from Northern New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Wake Forest University (go Deacs!). She then went on to earn her master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University. Ms. Orlando loves to read a good book, go to the beach, and spend time visiting her family. She is so excited to join the Rose Hill Community and can’t wait to meet her students!
Miss Waffird is from the islands of Hawaii but has lived in Alexandria for many years, having attended Mark Twain Middle School and Edison High School. Miss Waffird studied education at James Madison University and graduated with her Master’s degree in Teaching in 2017. In her spare time she enjoys watching football, playing volleyball and is a cheerleading coach at Edison High School.
Ms. Zuccolo has lived in the Northern Virginia area her whole life, attending Little River Elementary in Loudoun County, as well as Paul VI Catholic High School located in Fairfax. She earned her Master’s degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education from James Madison University. This will be her second year teaching first grade, her favorite to teach! Ms. Zuccolo is an avid traveler in her spare time and has been to a variety of countries during and after college including Italy, France, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Ireland, Mexico, Jamaica, Sint Marteen, and the Dominican Republic. When she isn’t traveling, she is watching college football (Go Dukes and Clemson Tigers!) and playing with her dog Zoe.