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Anya Cornelius-Keys

     This is my first year teaching at Handley, but my eleventh year as a teacher!  I grew up in Frederick County and graduated from James Wood High School.  I have taught English and Special Education in private and public school systems in Virginia and New Mexico.  My son is entering first grade at John Kerr.  He keeps me on my toes and he is the best thing in my life!  We love to go on hikes, swim and play soccer together! 

     I have been traveling around the world with my family since I was five years old and have now visited four continents.  My family visited Ireland this summer and I now know that part of my family is from there.  I've been a vegetarian for over twenty-five years and would love to have an animal rescue some day. 

     I'm excited about going back to teaching in a high school, which is where I started my teaching career.  I look forward to supporting students so they can achieve their individual potential and goals!