Miss D’Amore is originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut. Upon graduating high school, Miss D’Amore moved to Philadelphia, PA where she attended Saint Joseph’s University. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special Education. Upon graduating from her undergraduate degree, she continued her education at SJU and received her Masters in Education with a Reading Specialist Certification. After graduating, Miss D’Amore moved to Arlington with her sister. She is very excited to start exploring VA and DC this year. Miss D’Amore also enjoys running, working on her scrapbook, spending time with her family friends and reading. Miss. D’Amore is ecstatic to be teaching second grade at Patrick Henry!
Ms. Swissman is very excited to be part of the second grade team! She is originally from New Jersey and has always wanted to be a teacher. Attending college at the University of Maryland, Ms. Swissman graduated with degrees in Elementary Education & Psychology. Immediately following graduation, she moved to Arlington and fell in love with Virginia and the DC area! When Ms. Swissman is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, running, reading, and going to the beach. Ms. Swissman is very excited to be at Patrick Henry and is looking forward to a fantastic year of learning with her second graders =)