Hello! My name is Kelly Eckart and I am very excited to be working with you and your child in kindergarten this year!
My family has lived in Richmond, Virginia throughout my education career. In fact, my family has lived in the same house for 28 years! We were all born in Richmond, Virginia, and attended Short Pump Elementary, Pocahontas Middle, and graduated from Deep Run High School. My older sister, Megan, paved the way for a successful education at Virginia Tech, and my brother, Ryan, and I followed suit. Megan graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and is currently working for Bohler Engineering and my brother graduated with a degree in BIT (Business Information Technology) and is working with Deloitte Consulting in D.C. Personally, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Virginia Tech. The following year, I received my Master’s degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech. Can you tell my siblings and I are all HOKIES?
During the 2013-2014 school year, I was a Board Substitute at Short Pump for 3rd grade and Kindergarten. I am thrilled to be back in Kindergarten for my fifthyear to help foster your child’s love for learning.
If you could not tell from my post above, in my free time, I enjoy being with my family. Both my brother and sister live in Arlington, VA. It is a change being apart from them, since we went to the same college. Whenever I can, I try to go up to Northern, VA (NOVA) and see my sister, brother, and my mom’s family. In my free time, I enjoy kickboxing, running, snowboarding, hiking, and SPARTAN races.
I cannot wait for the adventure we are all about to take this upcoming year. With your love and support, I know we can make this the best education for your child as they begin their educational career.
We are going to have a great year! Please use this blog for useful information throughout the year!