About Mrs. O’Brien
Mrs. O’Brien acquired her Secondary Education Licensure (grades 6-12) and Master of Education (M.Ed) in Curriculum and Instruction from the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Prior to this, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English (BA) from George Mason University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. During a summer session as an undergrad, she was thrilled to study Irish literature and culture at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland.
This is her seventh year teaching middle school language arts. Her favorite things to do when not teaching include: photography; scrapbooking; decorating for every holiday; dining out (especially if it’s SweetWater Tavern, Blue Ridge Grill, or Red Robin); reading realistic fiction, memoirs, short story collections, and quality picture books; “Googling” answers to billions of life’s questions (evaluating the sources, too); journaling; going to the movies; and most importantly, spending time with her husband and young son.