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Becky Childress

434-528-6499 ext. 21009
Classes Taught: 
Virginia Studies and Language Arts

I am super excited to be teaching Virginia Studies and Language at Madison Heights again this year!  Ms. Horning and I team teach.  She teaches Math and Science to your child, and I teach Virginia Studies (my favorite), Reading, and Word Study.  We both teach Writing to our own homerooms.

Virginia Studies is taught daily.  Please ensure that your child reviews his/her notebook nightly, even when there is no homework for which the students are held accountable.  We cover all aspects of Virginia, from its geography to 1607 when the first settlers arrived in Virginia to our present-day governmental system.  You can see that’s a tremendous amount of information (over 400 years) for children to cover in less than a year’s time.  They will remember information much better if it is reviewed at home.

I came to Madison Heights Elementary School in 2014 from Lynchburg City Schools, and I’ve never regretted the move!  I live in Lynchburg with my husband, Danny, and son, Gregory, when he’s home from James Madison University, where he’s studying viola performance.  We also have a daughter, Katie, who is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College and currently lives and works in Lynchburg.  In my spare time, I LOVE volunteering at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park!  We also enjoy relaxing on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, visiting any historical sites we can, and going to church!  In addition, I enjoy reading and cooking for my family, and I do so every chance I get!

If you ever have any comments, concerns, or questions, please let me know.  I check my email regularly –, and you can also call or write a note in your child’s agenda.  If you choose to do that, please tell your child to let me know; I don’t necessarily check agendas daily.  Please, please don’t ever feel as if you’re bothering me.  I firmly believe that parents and teachers should be in contact so that we’re “on the same page.”  Thank you so much for entrusting me with your precious child!

Becky Childress

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