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Mrs. Jessica Flaherty

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Jessica Flaherty.  I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and like many other teachers in this area, came to the south to teach!  My husband teaches 7th grade Civics at Dixon-Smith Middle here in Stafford County and we've been pleased to call Fredericksburg our home for the past 15 years.

My teaching background consists of 12 years of 5th grade instruction and 3 years of 4th grade, so this will be my fourth year teaching 4th grade and I couldn't be more excited!

I have a four-and-a-half year old daughter, Reagan, and a 20 month old son, Connor.  When I'm not at Hartwood, I'm probably at Wal-Mart (home away from home) or actually at home enjoying family time and watching Reagan and Connor grow up way too fast.  I love music and cooking and someday I will own my own bakery, but for now, teaching gives me all the thrills I need!

I'm looking forward to a wonderful year ahead and please feel free to contact me anytime at