About Mrs. Xanders

Meet Mrs. Xanders

I am very excited to be teaching second grade at Valley Ridge Academy! 

I am married to Ed and we have 21 year old twins, Emily and Katie.  Emily and Katie are senior in college at FSU.  This year they are third year FSU cheerleaders.

Our home is Tallahassee.  We moved to Jacksonville in 2001 and made our last move to St. Johns County in 2003.  We follow Florida State and Los Angeles Rams football and during the summer we love to travel.   Last summer we visited Los Angeles, Monument Valley, Las Vegas, Charleston and Savannah.

I love reading, running and watching my daughters cheer.  I have run two marathons and seven half marathons.  This year I am planning on at least two more halves. 

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and an MBA from FSU.  When my girls began kindergarten, I began to realize that teaching was my true calling and eventually went back to school to get my teaching certificate.  I am beginning my 10th year teaching.  I feel very privileged to be working at Valley Ridge Academy.

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Mrs. Xanders in second grade


Hiking the Narrows at Zion National Park