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    My name is Mrs. Tahvonen and I have just moved back to Virginia after having lived in Chicago, Illinois for eleven years and Tallahassee, Florida for three years. I have been married to my wonderful husband Dan for eleven years. We have four amazing daughters! I love to spend time outdoors, garden, play with my daughters, play board games, and, of course, I LOVE TO READ, READ, READ! 


    I am excited to be back in Virginia and to be a part of the Bessie Weller family! This year I will be part of the 5th Grade Team and I will be teaching math and science. I hold a B.A. in history from the College of William and Mary and a M.S. in Elementary Education from Florida State University. I have been working in schools for thirteen years! For nine of those years, I have been a classroom teacher and have taught grades first through eight. Last year I was the science and math teacher for the middle school grades. Science is one of my passions - I love to ask, explore, and learn about the world around me!

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