Month: October 2019

Swanson Teacher of the Year – Mr. Campbell!

KEN CAMPBELL SWANSON’S 2019 TEACHER OF THE YEAR      Mr. Campbell has been selected as Swanson’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Campbell teaches 8th Grade World Geography and serves as the Schooners Team Leader.  He has been with Arlington Public Schools for 11 years.  In collaboration with 8th grade World Geography team, Mr. Campbell […]

Teacher Tuesday – Ms. Nemeth!

Meet Ms. Nemeth! Ms. Nemeth has worked in APS for six years as a Health and Physical Education teacher.  She decided on this career path in the fifth grade.  “As a student with a language based learning disability, Dyslexia, school always seemed to be an uphill battle.  Physical Education was a class where I consistently […]

Teacher Tuesday – Ms. Monek

Meet Ms. Monek Ms. Monek grew up in a household were both her mother and father were teachers.  She explains that, “They both taught me that accomplishing your goals requires hard work and dedication. They also showed me that learning can and should be fun.”  She keeps the latter in mind when creating lessons for […]

Teacher Tuesday – Ms. Carpenter!

Meet Ms. Carpenter! Ms. Carpenter teaches Spanish and has been with APS for 17 years.  Ms. Carpenter feels that APS is a great place to work.  In her words, “We are fortunate to have a wonderful staff and a variety of resources to help our students succeed in school.  Our department is extremely important because, […]

Teacher Tuesday – Ms. Rivera!

Meet Ms. Rivera Ms. Rivera is a former Swanson Admiral!  Ms. Rivera is in her second year of teaching and comes to APS from James Madison University.  Ms. Rivera teaches Pre-Algebra and Algebra. Ms. Rivera decided in the 10th grade that she wanted to be a math teacher.  In her words, “I had an AMAZING […]

Teacher Tuesday – Mr. Swanson!

        Meet Mr. Swanson Mr. Swanson is in his 4th year with APS as a physical science teacher.  Mr. Swanson first became interested in teaching while in the 6th grade after being asked to be a peer tutor.  About the experience he stated, “I was feeling good about the difference I was […]