Welcome to Mrs. Vanderwater's Webpage

Phone: (540) 662-7656


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary (K-6) and Special (K-12) Education

Mrs. Joelle Vanderwater

Hello Pandas! My name is Mrs. Vanderwater, and this is my 6th year at Frederick Douglass. I have the privilege of working with amazing students in all different grade levels- from Kindergarten all the way to Fourth grade! Sometimes I work in the classrooms with students and teachers, other times I work in smaller groups outside of the classroom. 

I grew up in Latrobe, PA and graduated from Greater Latrobe Senior High School in 2007 and college at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA and dual majored in elementary and special education, graduating with my bachelor of science degree in 2011. 

My husband Michael and I began our teaching careers in NC, but found the beautiful Winchester in 2016 and have been here since! 

We have 2 energetic boys, Tanner (3 years) and Nolan (9 months) and a mini daschund named Bazinga. 

I am excited for a great year at FDES!