Archives: Staff Pages

Laura Idol

Classroom Teacher Grade 4 Role As a teach, I enjoy getting to interact with my students each day and make a positive impact on their future   My main objective I have when teaching is to create a safe and nurturing classroom environment for all my students. Students in my classroom will feel respected when expressing […]

Nathan Pipke

School Testing Coordinator & Teacher Specialist Professional  Background I graduated from Mary Washington College with a degree in American Studies and received my Masters in Education Leadership from George Mason University. After spending a couple years singing with a professional a cappella group, I started teaching in Alexandria City Public Schools and started my career […]

Christy Swain

            Classroom Teacher Grade 2 Role I have taught 2nd grade my entire ATS career. 🙂 I love this age group, the curriculum, and working with students and their families. I hope my students look forward to coming to school each and every day, feel safe to take risks, and […]

Matthew Carey

            Instructional Assistant Professional Background I earned an associates degree at Northern Virginia Community College and was working towards my bachelor’s degree in history. I have worked at Arlington Traditional School since 1997 as an instructional assistant. I have worked across grade levels delivering instruction in reading, social studies, math […]

Marie Hone

Instructional Technology Coordinator Role As the Instructional Technology Coordinator (ITC) it is my job to help teachers increase their capacity to use instructional technology more effectively and efficiently. I love that I get to learn every day with both teachers and students. Professional Background My first classroom was a riding arena on my family’s farm in […]

Inga Schoenbrun

Interim Assistant Principal Professional Background I graduated from Allegheny College with a BA in English.  After college, I worked as a Wilderness Therapy Counselor with a Youth-At-Risk program for several years before deciding to become a teacher. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT). At Hopkins, I went on […]

Holly Beglinger

                Professional Background I have a bachelors degree in Dietetics and a minor in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. Personal Interests Swimming, gardening, cooking and nutraceuticals. Literary Connection I’ve always love Suzanne Tate’s nature series for children.

Miriam Capellan

My name is Mrs. Capellan I am from Cleveland, Ohio. An interesting fact about me is that When I was little, I wanted to teach our pet fish how to read. My favorite children’s book is Bunnicula by James and Deborah Howe. My favorite place to visit is the Dominican Republic. What I love about the […]

Holly Hawthorne

Principal Arlington Traditional School Role As the principal, I am responsible for the overall operation of the school. I am proud to be the principal of Arlington Traditional School, a countywide National Blue Ribbon School 2012 and 2004. I believe great schools don’t happen by chance, they happen by design. ATS is noted for its […]

Toni Wilson

Special Education Teacher Kindergarten Role As a Kindergarten teacher, I am an advocate for young children. It is my goal to create a safe, warm and exciting environment where children can learn through exploration as well as direct instruction. It is important for every child to have time to work independently, as well as work […]