Month: November 2019

Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. Darling!

Meet Ms. Darling Ms. Darling is a Spanish teacher who came to APS from Fairfax County Public Schools.  She has been teaching for 11 years.  Ms. Darling completed her master’s degree in Education Leadership in the summer of 2019.  Ms. Darling studied abroad in both Valencia, Spain, and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and loves to […]

Teacher Tuesday – Ms. McKeown

Meet Mrs. McKeown Ms. McKeown is a first year Special Education teacher with APS and an 18-year veteran teacher.   “Fabulous,” is how Ms. McKeown describes her year so far.  “I have supplies and technology to support my students’ learning as well as my own.  The professional development I have attended has been functional and appropriate […]

Teacher Tuesday – Mr. Brown!

Meet Mr. Brown Mr. Brown is an English Learner (EL) teacher who teaches both English Language Arts and Science.  Before coming to APS Mr. Brown taught English at schools in China, Korea, and Bolivia.  He first became interested in teaching after college.  “I tutored elementary school students in literacy for AmeriCorps in Oakland, CA. I […]

Teacher Tuesday – Mr. Norris!

Meet Mr. Norris Mr. Norris is the Director of Bands for Swanson Middle School.  A 26-year veteran of APS, Mr. Norris previously worked as a Snare Drummer “The Commandant’s Own” in the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.  Mr. Norris was born in England and became a US Citizen at the age of 35.When […]