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Carey Stewart

My name is Carey Stewart and I committed to graduate from Westhill Central High School in Syracuse, New York in 1997.  Go Warriors!  Royal blue and white will always be dear to my heart.  I enjoyed participating in Art Club, Environmental Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, and swam competitively.  I loved going to the football games at my school with my friends and family.  While I was in high school, my school won many state championships in Girls and Boys Soccer and Basketball.  Our school stressed the importance of academics, a high standard of conduct on and off the field, and teamwork.   To be eligible to participate in athletics and clubs, students needed to have passing grades and satisfactory attendance.   

I then committed to graduate again in 2001 from the State University of New York at Oswego where I studied Elementary Education with a concentration in Social Studies. College was challenging, but really fun.  I enjoyed going hiking with friends and attending hockey games.  Go Lakers! 

After graduation, I moved to Virginia to teach first grade.  As my adventure as a teacher continued, I enjoyed teaching kindergarten, second, third, and fourth grade.  My experience as a classroom teacher influenced my decision to return to school in 2004, while teaching full time to obtain my Master of Education in Educational Leadership.   I wanted to have a larger impact on teaching and learning.  I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006 and then served as a teacher and administrator in Richmond.

I relocated to the New River Valley in 2012, and now reside in Christiansburg.  My first year in Montgomery County Schools was as a third grade teacher.  The following year, I served as an Instructional Specialist.  I love being a frog, and the Assistant Principal at Falling Branch Elementary.  Falling Branch is a special place.  We have a wonderful community of students, families, and teachers. 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I love to read.  Curling up with a book on a rainy day is an adventure.  I also enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and gardening.  I look forward to a wonderful year.  Go Frogs!