A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

Be who you are and be that well

Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School which has a long standing reputation for academic excellence and a caring environment which facilitates learning and spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth.

Staff Profile

Ms. Kayla Petrella

Faculty Information

Title(s)
Kindergarten Teacher
Room
17

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
703.938.3600   x358

Other Information

Biography

Degree(s)

Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education

Professional Background

I taught in Pre-Kindergarten at Windwood Children's Center in Ashburn, VA for little less than two years. This will be my second year teaching Kindergarten at OLGC.

Faith in Action

I try to instill the teaching of the Bible in the classroom everyday by encouraging kindness to one another, respect, and the joy of learning!

Favorite Teaching Moment

My first year at OLGC I took a tumble playing with the kids outside. My students were very worried about me and I was hurt pretty badly. I took a day off and I received an e-mail from the parents of one of my students. The parent told me that her little girl was so worried about me that she went back to the classroom and said the Lord's Prayer for me. That parent wanted to thank me for teaching the power of prayer to my Kindergarteners. It was a wonderful teaching moment!

Another favorite teaching moment that I have is at the end of each school year. It's a proud moment for me because you see how much these students have absorbed and learned since the start of school. The end result is amazing! I love Kindergarten and love watching my students grow.

Favorite Food

Pizza and Pasta!!

Favorite Activity Outside of School

Working out, Hiking, Kayaking, and being with my friends and family!

Fun Fact About Me

I am a Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirate fan!!! I played division 2 soccer in college and I am from Deep Creek Lake, Maryland! I am very competitive when it comes to sports or any games that are played.