Welcome To 2nd Grade!

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Ms. Bunek bunekcj@pwcs.edu 

     Hello, my name is Chris Bunek and I am a 2nd grade teacher at Buckland Mills.  This is my third-year teaching 2nd grade.  I've been at Buckland mills for about 11 years and am entering my 17th year of teaching.  I have been in Northern Virgina most of my life and have raised two children who have grown up and graduated after attending Prince William County Schools.I am very excited to spend the academic year with your students, getting to know them and being part of their educational experience.  I look forward to partnering with you to have the most successful year for your students.

Mrs. Haury haurysj@pwcs.edu 

     Hello Wildcats!  My name is Summer Haury and this is my 9th year teaching in Prince William County.  I absolutely love teaching second grade and am thrilled to be joining the Buckland Mills team.  My favorite thing about teaching second grade is making connections with my students and seeing them grow as learners throughout the year!  

Mrs. Norton nortonle@pwcs.edu 

     My name is Lindsey Norton.  I have been teaching 2nd and 3rd grades for 21 years in Prince William County and 16 of those years have been here as a Wildcat at PAWsome BMES!  I have a master's degree in Elementary Education and recently obtained certification as a Reading Specialist from Shenandoah University.  I have 4 children ages 6, 8, 11, and 13 who keep me busy at home!  Our family loves the beach, hiking, riding bikes, and doing anything outdoors together!

Mrs. Pacella cooperda@pwcs.edu 

     My name is Delaney Pacella! I am a second-grade teacher at Buckland Mills. This is my fourth-year teaching in Prince William County. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA with my parents and two older sisters. I graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband and I got married in September of 2020. We have an adorable puppy named Moana. 

Mrs. Perry perrylb@pwcs.edu 

      Welcome to The Perry Pride!  We will enjoy a delightful learning adventure that will expand our minds, broaden our hearts, and make the world a bit more beautiful! I am honored to teach at Buckland Mills Elementary School as I embark upon my 29th year of teaching. It is a pleasure to serve at such an extraordinary IBPYP school with such amazing students, families, colleagues and an exemplary administration. I am an Army Brat and only child with wonderful parents; Nila and Jim. My parents are local which allows us to see one another often. My husband Carl and I have been married for 21 years. We reside in Haymarket and enjoy the beauty of Virginia. We would like to claim that we own a large Maine Coon kitty-boy named William Wallace but are beginning to come to terms with him owning us! Here is to a new and exciting 2022-2023 school year!


Mrs. Polhamus polhamme@pwcs.edu 

     Welcome, my name is Marylouise Polhamus. I am Blessed to be among the finest educators of PWCS and teaching at Buckland Mills Elementary School. It is a pleasure to serve at such an extraordinary IBPYP school with such amazing students, phenomenal families, and an exemplary administration and faculty. Originally from Fallston, Maryland, I moved to Virginia to attend Virginia Tech. I graduated from VT with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. I then attended George Mason University and earned a master’s degree in Elementary Education. I am married to my “Middle School Sweetheart.” We have four beautiful boys! Miles Polhamus “Heir” age 22 (Senior at Virginia Tech), Liam Polhamus “Spare to the Heir” age 20 (Youngster at The United States Naval Academy), Owen Polhamus “Heir to the Spare” age 18 (Cardinals Football Linebacker/Tight-end and Senior at Gainesville High School). This is my Fifteenth-year teaching in PWCS. In those few years, I have had the pleasure of working as an Innovative Experimental Programs Teacher, Reading Intervention Specialist, Coordinating Early Interventionist, and Second Grade Teacher. My prior teaching experience includes working for Fairfax County Schools as a “Multi Age” primary grades teacher and Reading Recovery Specialist. I am honored, delighted and grateful for the opportunity be your BMES child’s Second Grade Teacher.  I look forward to nurturing an amazing learning endeavor with your precious child and your family this school year! 

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