Mrs. Mills-Lough

I am Linda Mills-Lough the Gifted Education Resource teacher at Westridge Elementary.  I have been teaching for over 20 years.  In addition to Gifted Education I have taught, Special Education, and I was a 5th grade teacher here at Westridge.  I have a passion for 2E (Twice-Exceptional) learners, those who are gifted and have a learning difference, such as a learning disability, autism, anxiety, etc.  I love what I do and really enjoy teaching the whole child, not just their gifts.  I hold my masters degree from American University and completed my undergraduate degree at High Point University.  I have one son, Braeden, who attends school at Westridge.  I live locally with my son, husband Tim, and our Springer Spaniel Bogey and cat Finley.  I love anything outdoors.  We spend lots of time hiking, boating, and watching my son play sport.  He is an avid tennis, golf, and baseball player.  I am happiest in nature.  

Online Learning Links
Westridge students should use their Cleaver Badge to access our symbaloo with online learning links.  

PWCS, online learning opportunities

Gifted Education Learning Links
Gifted Education Links to online Learning are available under the Files and Documents tab of this webpage.  You can also access the PWCS gifted education site.  Also if you follow us on twitter @PWCSGiftedEd

Gifted Education Program

We are fortunate to have a site based gifted education program at Westridge.  It is a K-5 eligibility based program.  All students who are found eligible for the program are offered an array of services.  Students receive weekly service time and enrichment opportunities in their classrooms.  Classroom teachers are also skilled in how to address the needs of gifted education students in their regular classroom.  Please click on the link to access the Prince William County Schools

Daily Schedule 

Grades 1-3 Schedule


1st- 10:50-11:50

2nd 2:20-3:30

3rd 12:30-1:20


3rd 2:50-3:35


Grade 4-5 Schedules


4th Grade

  • 9:20-3:30


Wednesday- 9:20-2:45

5th Graf & Greenberg

Thursday- 9:20-2:45

5th Ivancic, Whalen, Barr