Third Grade

hello third grade

Meet our Teachers!
Ms. Deal is a recent Longwood University graduate and Amherst County, Virginia native. She is a new face to the RES team and is excited for a great school year with her wonderful third graders! Ms. Deal is passionate about learning, teaching, and nurturing students’ growth as they become the best students they can be! She loves coffee, reading, baking, watching football with her family (Go Redskins!), and is very proud of her ginormous mug collection! Ms. Deal is ready for an “Out of This World” year with her “Shining Stars!”


  Mrs. Gordon is a graduate of Rustburg High School and Liberty University.  She has been a third grade teacher for the past 29 years, so you could say that she thinks third graders are pretty awesome! She began her teaching career at J.J. Fray Elementary, the same school that she attended as a child. She believes it is a privilege to give back to her own community through teaching.  She and her husband Mike have been married for almost 3 years. They have a blended family of 4 children that range in age from 23 to 16.  Faith and family are two things that are important to her.  She enjoys walking and reading a good book when she has free time.