Happy Back-to-School Gifted Cavs! I hope you all enjoyed your summer. My summer was filled with a lot of work and morsels of vacation sprinkled around. I am excited about the 2015-2016 school year, as I'm sure there will be many excellent things in store. As an introductory post, I just wanted the opportunity to introduce myself and give you a brief update about some changes that have been going on in the VB Gifted world.
My name is Jamie LaCava-Owen, but I go by Mrs. LO. This is my second year as gifted resource teacher at Princess Anne High School. Formerly, I was an English teacher, and have experienced teaching various secondary levels; secretly, 10th grade was my favorite. I have a one year old son, Carter, a husband, Ron, and a dog, Karma. I am originally from Alexandria, Virginia, and most of my Family is really important to me, which is probably why I treat students like they're members of my family.
Teaching is my passion. I love getting to help students become the best versions of themselves. High school is a transformation period of self realization and actualization for many students, so being able to be a part of that growth is extremely exciting for me. I encourage parents and students to visit or contact me often, as those relationships are what make my job so pleasant.
This year, Virginia Beach came out with a new 5-year plan for gifted education. We are always looking for ways to improve the already great things we are doing for our students. While most of the 5-year plan remains the same, one new addition is the focus on social-emotional growth. This focus on a student's expression, emotion-management, and relationships will be at the forefront of our minds as we plan for each educational experience.. To learn more about the 2015-2020 plan, please click HERE.
I am very excited about all that this year will bring. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. The best way to get in contact with me is via e-mail or google number, both of which can be found on the CONTACT page. Have an excellent 2015-2016 year! I hope to meet you all!