Teacher of the Month: August 2018

Holly Dufrene


I am currently teaching First Grade to 17 amazing kids. I have only been in Winchester for three years, but feel like I have taught and lived here forever!  My husband and I really have enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere of our small city.  Thank you for welcoming us!

I have been teaching for 24 years.  I have taught Pre-K through Fourth Grade....all in Virginia schools. I have my Bachelors in Early Elementary Education and a Masters in Professional Teaching Studies of Education.  

My family is very busy and we love being on the go!  We love to travel and visit new places, especially the beach!  My husband and I have two children, Landon and Bailey and the BEST dog around, Otis!  When we are not busy working, we are traveling up and down the East Coast to visit our children.  

Why Parents and Teachers Love Her!

She truly believes the children that she teaches in her class are "one of her own" and loves them as if they were! I feel so comfortable sending my son to school knowing that he is learning and being loved at the same time! -Erin Garza, parent

Thank you for all you do!

Thank you Mrs. Dufrene for all you do to enhance the lives of the students at GQES! You truly are a wonderful teacher and inspiration to us all!

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