Tonianne Hall is an early childhood educator who is passionate about teaching, baking, history, biking, traveling and spending time with her family. She received her B.A. in early childhood education from Stonehill College. Tonianne taught kindergarten in Fairfax County for six years before leaving to stay home with her children, Cameron(10) and Haley(7). She has been a volunteer at her children’s school, taught stem classes, hosted elementary school book clubs, and ran a small co-op preschool in her some since leaving the classroom. Tonianne is so excited to start this new chapter in her teaching career and is thrilled to be part of the ABC community.
You never stop learning; you never stop teaching! From a long family line of teachers, Archelle Skuce is thrilled this year to have the opportunity to bring our American History alive in the form of storytelling, dramatizing, games, and interactive fun!
Graduating from Oklahoma City University with a B.A. degree in art, Archelle has a passion for learning, and sharing in creative ways. Inspired through her sense of imagination and love for learning, Archelle has homeschooled their son through middle school, and their daughter from kindergarten through 7th grade. A huge surprise to her, she is currently substitute teaching in the Loudoun County Public School system, mostly at the elementary level, and loving it! Children are amazing across the board!
Archelle lives in Round Hill with her husband Tom, of 33 years, and daughter Zoe. When at home, she enjoys singing, candle making, and beekeepin
Christine Johnson grew up in a small rural town in northern Maryland near the Pennsylvania state line. She moved to Virginia to attend George Mason University and studied there for both her undergraduate, graduate and Masters degrees and now calls Northern Virginia home. She lives in Ashburn in a wonderful community with her husband, Paul, and her three kids, Brady, Jack & Elise, some pet fish and 2 dwarf frogs.
She is an early childhood educator with 10 years of classroom experience with Fairfax County Public Schools. She left her classroom when her second son, Jack, was born to be a stay-at-home mom. Since leaving the classroom, she’s had over 7 years of tutoring experience, developed and taught a Kindergarten enrichment class in her home, served as co-president and VP for the Ashburn Moms Club, been a room mom for her kids’ classes and, most recently, coached her son’s Odyssey of the Mind team.
In her free time she loves crafting, painting volunteering at her kids’ schools, cheering on her sons at their baseball and soccer games, vacationing at the beach and spending time and making memories with her family and friends.
Christine has a Masters Degree and is certified in Early Childhood Education and has a B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University.
By encouraging curiosity, providing hands-on and multi-sensory learning experiences, and creating a positive atmosphere, she looks forward to continuing a love for learning for her students.
She’s very much looking forward to teaching at ABC!
Kelly Sonnhalter is a home schooling mom, who has a passion for all things SCIENCE! Kelly has been home schooling her daughter, Jenna, for the past two years and believes that learning is most vibrant when it is hands on. Her passion for science began in college; where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University, and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. After finishing college, Kelly worked as a research associate for the pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries. Kelly uses her academic and professional experience to bring real life applications into her science curriculum. Kelly lives in Ashburn, Virginia with her husband Kevin and their three children, Jacob, Jenna and Heidi. When not teaching, Kelly enjoys arts and crafts, cooking and spending time outdoors with her family.
Marcia Malloy is an art educator with 28 years teaching experience. Her degree is a BA of Architecture from Va Tech. After a few years pursuing that field, she discovered the joy of teaching students to draw and seeing them grow in their artistic pursuits. Classes at Rhode Island School of Design, Nova, and the Torpedo Factory gave her the skills she needed to accomplish those goals.
Since 1988, she has taught art to elementary and middle school students at Christian Assembly Academy, Dominion Christian School, and for the last 17 years at Trinity Christian School in Fairfax. During that time she also taught homeschool and private classes as well. Moving to Leesburg in 2007, she taught summer camps at Art Square. Retiring from Trinity in 2014, she has taught at Right At Home and has opened a studio in her home in Leesburg.
ArtFUNdamentals classes are designed for homeschoolers to follow the yearly art curriculums that she designed for elementary and middle school students. Drawing skills are taught as a foundation for art. Seeing objects, understanding how to break them down into shapes, and representing them on paper are the foundation to learning to be creative. The next building blocks covered are the elements of art: line, shape, form, color, value, texture, space as well as the principles of design: balance, emphasis, movement, unity, variety, contrast, repetition. Art History includes projects looking at a master artist’s work and creating original works of art reflecting the elements of art and the principles of design students discover in the artist’s work. Students will use a variety of media: pen, pencil, markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, soft pastels, watercolor, and tempera paint. 3D projects will include wire, air-dry clay, paper, and found objects. Subject matter will include still life, landscape, animal portraits, and animals in their habitat, portraits and figure drawings, architectural buildings, machines, and botanical subjects. Students will look at artists and artwork in light of Christian principles and look at art choices thru the lens of Philippians 4:8.
Mrs. Malloy lives in Leesburg and attends Free Life Church. She and her husband have 5 daughters, 5 sons in law, 11 grandchildren, 9 chickens, and a dog.
Please visit the website at leesburgkidart.com and check out the Facebook page, Kidart by Marcia Malloy at www.facebook.com/malloyartclasses to see examples of the art students will be doing at ABC co-op.