Archives: Staff Pages

Theresa Ducassoux

Instrumental Music Teacher Role My goal as a music teacher is to help all students find a love and a passion for making music. Music is a vital part of everyone’s life, and I love that students at ATS get to explore and create music through playing band and orchestra instruments! I strive for all […]

Mike Krage

              Physical Education Teacher Role As a physical education teacher, I like to encourage and challenge students to improve their fitness as well as help them with understanding the importance of cooperating with others. Professional Background I earned my B.S. degree in exercise science from Spring Arbor College in […]

Terry Dwyer

              Physical Education Teacher Role My role as a Physical Education Teacher is to educate students to become lifelong learners of wellness by participating in activities that develop behaviors which encourage good health, develop appropriate social skills, and promote physical fitness in and outside the educational setting. Professional Background […]

Pilar Friedman

My name is Mrs. Friedman I am from Peru. An interesting fact about me is I used to work at the Smithsonian Institution. My favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. My favorite place to visit is Europe and Hawaii. What I love about the ATS family is how everyone is very kind.

Verónica Pérez

My name is Ms. Pérez I am from Rincón, Puerto Rico. An interesting fact about me is that I had a pet pig growing up! My favorite children’s book is “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More” by Karen Beaumont. My favorite place to visit is Puerto Rico. I visit  once or twice a year to […]

Liz Snead

              Classroom Teacher Grade 1 Role As a primary classroom teacher for all subjects, I work hard to stay current on curriculum, standards, and to get to know the interests and strengths of each student in my care. Together, we create a safe, happy, and responsive classroom community where […]

Kelianne Coffman

              Classroom Teacher Virginia Preschool Initiative Role I want to institute a love of learning so that my students adore being in school.  It is my hope they will leave my class every day with a smile!  My students will practice essential social skills to prepare them for their […]

Ben Greenwell

              Classroom Teacher, Kindergarten Professional Background  My name is Ben Greenwell and I have been here at ATS since January 2014. Prior to that, I was in a successful career as a carpenter for 10 years. My first two years at ATS were spent teaching 3rd grade, and since […]

Michael Rumerman

          Classroom Teacher Grade 4 Role Teaching gives me the chance to do what I believe is one of the most important jobs in the world: preparing the next generation of people for what awaits them. Engaging lessons with real-world applications are what I believe motivates students to produce their best […]

Jen Messman

My name is Ms. Messman I am from the suburbs of Philadelphia. An interesting fact about me is that all three of my children went to ATS. My favorite children’s book is Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. My favorite place to visit is Ocean City, NJ. What I love about the ATS family is that […]