A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

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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. Gemma Pearson

Faculty Information

Title(s)
3rd Grade Teacher
Room
6

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
703.938.3600   x318

Other Information

Biography

Degree(s)

Masters in Education with a Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University (in progress). Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education (PK-6) and a minor in French from George Mason University.

Professional Background

I have worked in the Diocese of Arlington for the past 3 years in various capacities: Substitute Teaching, Extended Day, Morning Care, and Summer Camps. I have experience in kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and fifth grade as a student teacher. I have substitute teaching experience in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Faith in Action

I fell in love with the Catholic Church when I first went to college. I went through RCIA my sophomore year where I grew deeper in my faith and love for God. I recently went on a mission trip to Newtown, Connecticut to work with students affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy. My trip was lead by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart to bring peace and joy to these students. Their resilience and trust in God even in the face of tragedy further fed my desire to teach in a Catholic school.

Favorite Teaching Moment

Everyday seeing my students' excitement and energy toward learning new things further drives my passion for teaching!

Favorite Food

Pad thai and chocolate!

Favorite Activity Outside of School

Zumba, reading, and spending time with my friends and family

Fun Fact About Me

I collect postcards from all around the world! I currently have postcards from over 40 different countries. I love learning about other cultures and ways of life.