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Anya Cornelius-Keys

     This will be my second year teaching at Daniel Morgan Intermediate and my tenth year teaching!  I have taught secondary English and Special Education in private and public school systems in Virginia and New Mexico.  Every year is a new beginning, with new students and individual needs.  My hope is that my students will become independent thinkers and collaborate as a team to achieve their goals.  I want all of my students to know that they "Can"!    

     I am a mother of a creative and free-thinking five-year-old boy!  He is my love!  We enjoy hiking, riding bikes and swimming!  I grew up in Frederick County and graduated from James Wood High School.  I attended the University of New Mexico, which is where I received my diploma and teaching certificate.  While I will always love the Southwest, my family and friends were back East.  I moved home to Virginia and was lucky enough to meet my husband.

     When I was five, I traveled with my mother and brother to Europe for five weeks, camping along the way.  She must have been insane!  That was the first of many international trips.  I love learning about and visiting different countries to learn about their cultures.  I especially love to eat all of the wonderful cuisines different countries provide.  However, I did become a vegetarian somewhere in college and have never looked back.  I love animals and wanted to be a veterinarian when I was a child.  My retirement dream would be to have a farm where I can save all of the unwanted animals!