With 20 years of educational experience in grades Kindergarten through Fourth, Victoria Leigh Fahed enjoys the rewards and challenges of teaching in a collaborative classroom setting. As a graduate from Longwood University in Farmville, VA with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Reading, Ms. Fahed is a leader, mentor and developer of creative learning strategies for her students, colleagues, and the educational community. She has served as a mentor coordinator, a staff development leader, a grade level team leader, and an essential member on many educational development committees, and a creator and presenter of instructional in-services for educational professionals. Ms. Fahed’s experience includes teaching in a variety of socioeconomic communities. She believes that making connections with the students and parents is vital to their educational growth and learning. She enjoys the daily interactions with the students to create a fun and exciting learning environment.