Mrs. Gemma Kahng
M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University
B.A. in Integrative Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education and a minor in French from George Mason University
Currently pursuing M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Marymount University
I am blessed to have worked at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School for the past 8 years. I began as a substitute teacher and working in our ECAP program while I was still pursuing my undergraduate degree. The following year I began teaching 3rd grade! I taught 3rd grade for 5 years before becoming the Assistant Principal.
Faith in Action
I went through public school all my life; I feel so blessed that we get to pray and talk about Jesus with our students and staff! I strive to put my faith first in all aspects of my life and to embody Mother Teresa's message of "Do small things with great love." One of my favorite aspects of being AP is interacting with students in every grade level. Last year a first grader saw me and said, "You always have a smile, Mrs. Kahng! Never a frowny face!" Never underestimate the power of a smile.
Favorite Teaching Moment
One of my favorite teaching moments happened when I was reading our class read aloud book and I stopped reading the chapter at a cliffhanger as it was time for recess. The students didn't want to stop reading and go to recess! I love the students' excitement and anticipation for what happens next in the story and the love they have for reading!
Favorite Activity Outside of School
Spending time with my friends and family (especially my baby boy!), reading, and baking
Fun Fact About Me
I have Irish Danced most of my life, and I was born in England!