Mrs. Connie Spadafore
I am native to Northern Virginia, Lorton area. I have been a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church all my life. I believe and support the mission of the Catholic Schools educational and faith-filled teachings. I serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School masses.
I received my Bachelors of Science in Special Education K-12 and General Education from Duquesne University in 1991. I earned a Master’s degree in Counseling and Development from George Mason University in 1996. I worked in Fairfax County Public Schools, high school and elementary levels in the Special Education field. I tutored children for 20 years and worked with many different ages and abilities. In 2003-2005, I was the part-time Resource Teacher as Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional School. Aside from providing academic support to my students, I represented identified students for Special Education services at their base schools. I educated parents and worked with the county schools in order to obtain educational testing, IEP’s, 504 Plans and ultimately educational services. During my time at Aquinas, I had a wonderful opportunity to become trained as an Irlen Screener. I have since become a Senior Irlen Screener. I look forward to educating parents and staff about this syndrome. After having twins, I returned to being a stay at home mom. During that time at home, I received an endorsement certificate in Autism through James Madison University. Upon returning to work, I became one of the Options teachers at Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School for 3 years. Currently, I am the Resource Teacher at Aquinas, happy to be with amazing faith filled community of teachers, staff, parents and students.