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Peggy Cracknell


Hello! I want to take a moment and tell you a little bit about myself. My dad was in the Air Force, so I moved around when I was growing up. I graduated from the University of Portland in Oregon. I have been teaching kindergarten for 19 years. 
My husband, Steve, and I have 3 children. They are all grown up and living their own adventures out in the world. My favorite thing is when they come home to visit. I enjoy reading, gardening and camping. 
We are are going to have an awesome year learning and exploring together!

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Gloria Roman

Teacher Assistant

Welcome to Kindergarten!  I'm Mrs. Roman and I am happy to meet you! I know this is going to be a great year for all of us to grow and learn together.  I'm from Puerto Rico and my favorite food is mofongo with pork.  I have a dog named Princess.  My favorite  things are: w
orship, movies, pizza, and shopping.
I can't wait to meet you!  It is going to be a great year.

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Genifer Harris


Welcome to our Kindergarten Family! I'm Genifer Harris and I've been teaching for 23 years. I taught 3rd grade for 9 years and I've been privileged to be teaching Kindergarten students these last 15 years. I grew up in Prince William County, living here since I was 4 years old. I graduated from George Mason with a Masters in Education.  My husband is in the United States Air Force and we have two affectionate & energetic children. Connor is 9 years old and attending 4th grade. Presley is 5 years old and attending Kindergarten. I absolutely love my job and enjoy watching children develop a passion for learning, especially reading! Teaching in the classroom is my 'happy place,' so I love being given the privilege to spend the day with your child!

My mission is to provide every child with a foundation for life-long learning and to inspire the children to challenge themselves while developing strong friendships in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. 

Should you need to contact me, I look forward to speaking with you!

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Julia Riley


I am beginning my 24th year of teaching. I have taught Kindergarten for 16 years at Mary Williams. I received my degree from The University of New York at Plattsburgh. My husband, Jim, and I have 2 children- Jacqueline who is a senior and Jimmy who is in 5th grade. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, shopping, exercising and baking.

I have mentored several teachers and student teachers over the years. I love teaching Kindergarten because children at this age are like little sponges and absorb everything. Kindergarten is the best!

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Diane Creigh

Teaching Assistant

I have been a kindergarten teacher assistant at Mary Williams for 16 years. I enjoy helping helping children go from little kids to big school kids.  I love watching the progression from being dependent on adults at the start of the school year to independent problem solvers at the end of the school year.

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Claire Smith


This is my 10th year teaching and my second year teaching Kindergarten. I recieved my Masters Degree in Education from Quinnipiac University in CT. My husband Jamie and I have a 4 year old son Mason. I love teaching, traveling, and spending time with family. I love Kindergarten and can't wait to work with all of you!

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Teaching Assistant  

I am Ms. Qura and I have been at Mary Williams for 15 years. I was born and raised In VA. I love kids, the beach, reading and music. My favorite foods are Mexican and Chocolate! I am very excited to be starting another year and I can't wait to meet you!