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

Laura Wood

Faculty Information

Title(s)
Preschool Co-Director
Room
Preschool

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
703-896-7480

Other Information

Biography

Degree(s)

B.S. in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University;

Extensive hours of continuing education and post-graduate work in Early Childhood Education and related subject areas

Professional Background

Early Childhood Education is my passion! I have over twenty years experience in the preschool setting, both as a teacher and as a director. I also have over ten years experience as a kindergarten teacher, having taught in Fairfax County Public Schools as well as in the Arlington Diocese. Most recently I served as Program Director at Emmanuel Lutheran Preschool. I was involved in developing the educational goals and implementing the daily lesson plans for the school. In addition, was responsible for the hiring and supervision of staff and adherence to VA licensing requirements. I also have experience working with teachers and parents in referring children with special needs to Fairfax County Early Childhood Services for screenings when needed. I particularly enjoy working with four year-olds, helping to cultivate their school readiness skills!
I am an active member of the OLGC community.

Faith in Action

Keeping in mind that each child is an image of God, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to discover each child's unique personality and gifts.

Favorite Teaching Moment

That's the best thing about preschool - favorite teaching moments occur all the time!

Favorite Food

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

Favorite Activity Outside of School

I enjoy going to the beach and gardening.

Fun Fact About Me

I participate in Olympic weight lifting at the gym. Dead lifts are my specialty!