Natalie Cardon is a career switcher who joined Prince William County in January of 2015 after gaining teaching endorsements in ESOL and 6-12 social studies. Originally from the west, Natalie earned a degree in political science from Brigham Young University in 1996, then transplanted to the Washington, D.C. area where she earned a law degree from George Mason School of Law in 2001. Over the years, Natalie has worked for a U.S. Senator, for private companies and non-profit organizations. Natalie was introduced to ESOL through substitute teaching in grades K-3. It was as though she found something she never knew was missing from her life. Through Educate VA, Natalie was able to bring her dream of teaching English Learners into reality. For the past 2 years, she has worked as an ESOL teacher at Alvey Elementary and Rockledge Elementary. Natalie is passionate about culturally responsive teaching, and reaching out to diverse families through the PEP program. Her hobbies include dabbling in CrossFit, the Paleo diet, watercolor painting and spending time with her husband, 13 year old son, and 11 year old daughter.
Ms. Cardon currently works with kindergarten and fourth grade English learners at Rockledge.