Welcome to 3rd Grade

Mrs. Taylor Porcelli

Taylor PorcelliHi Families!

My name is Mrs. Porcelli (formerly Ms. Bentley). I cannot wait to see all of my student’s smiling faces again, as well as meet my new Third Grade students! 

This will be my third year at John D. Jenkins Elementary School and my second year as a Third Grade Teacher. I have worked with Prince William County Schools for the past six years in various long-term substitute and temporary teacher positions at different schools. I have also been the Head Crew Coach for Potomac Senior High School for the past four years. 

I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree from The College of William and Mary in psychology. Recently, I graduated with my Masters in Education from The University of Phoenix. I look forward to pursuing my National Board of Education Certification, as well as my Administration Licensure over the next few years. 

Again, I am truly excited for this upcoming school year and all it will have to offer us! 

Mrs. Porcelli

 

Ms. Kelley Fay

Kelley FayHello Third Graders!

I am Miss Fay. First of all, I hope you have a great summer and are ready for a great school year ahead. I am so excited to meet you all.

A little bit about myself is that this will be my sixth year teaching (my third year at Jenkins). I love to teach! I also love to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy being outdoors playing field hockey, running, walking, or going to the pool and beach. My favorite color is blue. I hope to learn some fun facts about you in August and get to know you better.

Read, read, read! And practice some math skills over the summer, but also have lots of fun!!!

See you later!

 

Miss Fay

Ms. Nia Knight

Nia KnightHello future families & students!

My name is Ms. Knight. I currently live in Bristow, Virginia and I went to school in Prince William County just like you!  In 2018, I graduated from James Madison University with my Master’s degree.

I love Chick Fil A, music, and candy.  I will be getting married in August so I will be going by Mrs. Collins this school year!

I also love to use ClassDojo for daily and weekly updates. Please make sure you have this app on your computer or phone before school starts this year. In my classroom, we work hard so that we can play hard, so get ready for some fun in third grade! 

I cannot wait to meet you.

Ms. Nia Knight

 


Mrs. Karen Lanzetta

Karen LanzettaDear Families,

Welcome to a new school year!  My name is Karen Lanzetta, and I am excited to be a third grade teacher at John D. Jenkins Elementary School.  I am looking forward to meeting you and beginning a partnership with you to support your child as they grow and learn.  Your participation in this journey will be very important as we develop individual talents and leadership skills that will allow each child to be an active member of our school community and achieve their personal best.

I have been an educator for twenty-one years.  I began my teaching career with Alexandria City Public Schools, and later transferred to Prince William County Schools to work at Dumfries Elementary.  I have experience working with students at various grade levels, but have spent the most time working in third grade.

I am originally from Alexandria, Va., but moved to Woodbridge when I got married.  I am a “dog person” and often share stories about my pets in the classroom.  When I am not teaching or walking dogs, I enjoy hiking, working in the garden, reading a book on the porch, or paddling down the Occoquan River.  I love being outdoors!

Now that you know a bit about me, I look forward to learning about your child.  Please share what interests and motivates your child both in and out of school.  As we build our classroom community, it is valuable to celebrate all the things that make each child unique as well as the many things that connect us together.  You can contact me by email at LanzetKW@pwcs.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Karen Lanzetta

 

Ms. Chelsea Queen

Chelsea QueenHello Yellow Jackets!! Welcome to Third Grade!

My name is Ms. Queen. I graduated with my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Elementary Education. This will be my second year teaching at John D. Jenkins as a third grade teacher.  I have lived in Prince William County my whole life and went to school here. I have two boys, Blake and Chikezie. When I am not “at school,” I love to bake, read novels and comic books, and spend time with family.

I cannot wait to meet everyone and learn with each other!

Ms. Queen