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Mrs. Joelle Vanderwater

Phone: (540) 662-7656


Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Joelle Vanderwater

I grew up in Latrobe, PA and graduated from Greater Latrobe Senior High School in 2007. From there, I went to 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 North Carolina, working there for four years. In the summer of 2016, we moved to Martinsburg, WV and began teaching in Winchester Public Schools. He currently teaches social studies at Daniel Morgan Middle School. We have recently welcomed our beautiful baby boy to our family in November and are loving parenthood so far! We also have a sweet miniature dachshund named Bazinga.

I love to teach and I absolutely love my students at FDES! 

A few of Mrs. V's Favorites:

Book: The Wedding, by Nicholas Sparks
Color: I can't seem to decide, but currently I love purple, gray, and yellow!
Food: Ice cream!
Animal: Dog
TV Show: The Office & This is Us
Restaurant: Red Lobster
Store: Target