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María Barreda

My name is Mrs. Barreda I am from Mexico City, Mexico. An interesting fact about me is that I was a TV host in Mexico with TV Azteca. My favorite children’s book is I’m NOT Just a Scribble written and illustrated by Diane Alber. My favorite place to visit is Mexico to enjoy food, culture […]

Kristen Burke

            Classroom Teacher Grade 3 Role As a third grade teacher, my role is to instill a love of reading and learning in all of my students. I hope to create a safe environment in which all students feel accepted and appreciated. I want my students to celebrate their differences, […]

Vicky Flynt

              Classroom Teacher Grade 2 Professional Background 29 years of teaching elementary school Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum and Development) Personal Interests I enjoy the outdoors, traveling, spending time with family & friends, and quilting. Literary Connection I love historical fiction books most because I like to see how […]

Sarah McReynolds

              Sarah McReynolds Grade 5 Teacher Professional Background Masters in Art of Teaching Elementary Education from James Madison University and Bachelors in Science-Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies from James Madison University. Personal Interests Enjoying time outside hiking, camping, gardening, and exploring. Literary Connection Favorite books include The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle […]

Rex Godwin

              Rex Godwin Grade 2 Teacher Professional Background Teaching since 1993. Bachelor’s in Economics and Financial Management from Catholic University.  Master’s in Education from Marymount University, certified to teach PK-8th grade. Personal Interests Family, sports, reading, and art. Literary Connection My favorite books are “Charlotte’s Web” and the Harry […]

Amy Parente

Amy Parente Librarian Role As the school librarian, my goal is to foster a love of reading and teach students vital literacy skills to help them navigate the wealth of information available to them. I love to assist students with not only finding books that they are interested in, but also discovering new reads that […]

Nicole Davies

Nicole Davies Grade 3 Teacher Role As a third grade teacher, my goal is to help students become lifelong learners by making school fun and a safe place to take risks. Professional Background I graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI with a degree in Elementary Education. I taught kindergarten for a […]

Katherine Hanckel

Katherine Hanckel Instrumental Music Teacher Role My role as the Instrumental Music Teacher is to introduce students to the joys and wonders of playing an instrument. Music provides a unique opportunity to build advanced levels of empathy and is a means of grappling with the complexities of the human condition. At ATS every student is […]

Amber Mollet

Special Education Teacher Grade 1 Role As a teacher, my goal is to engage and motivate all students. From differentiating instruction to utilizing best teaching strategies, I want all students to learn and have fun. Literary Connection One of my all-time favorite children’s authors is Patricia Polacco. My college professor introduced her books during one […]

Mary Kolodne

            Special Education Teacher Grade 5 Professional Background I graduated from Franciscan University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) and my Reading Endorsement (K-12). I taught first grade for five years at Saint James in Falls Church. First grade will always be my first love! During […]