Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. Behrens

Meet Ms. Behrens Ms. Behrens is a 7th grade English Language Arts teacher who has been with APS, at Swanson for the past six years. Teaching runs in Ms. Behrens’ family.  Her mom was a fifth-grade teacher for twenty years, and still works in Loudoun County as an administrator.  “Experiencing school as a “teacher’s kid” […]

Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. Williams!

Meet Ms. Williams Ms. Williams teaches Business and Information Technology and serves as the yearbook adviser at Swanson Middle School.  Ms. Williams has taught in the same classroom at Swanson for the past 12 years. Born into a family of educators, Ms. Williams believes that teaching has always been in her blood.  “Ever since I […]

Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. Samuel!

Meet Ms. Samuel An 11-year veteran with APS, Ms. Samuel teaches reading here at Swanson.  Ms. Samuel also served as a Reading Specialist at Randolph Elementary School. Ms. Samuel originally attended college to study nursing and later changed her major to teaching so that she could teach reading.  “I started working in education when I […]

Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. Gombos!

Meet Ms. Gombos Ms. Gombos is a third-year math teacher here at Swanson.  She teaches both math 6 and Pre-Algebra 6/7/8.  Ms. Gombos is the freshman head basketball coach and assistant varsity girls’ soccer coach at Washington-Liberty High School. Ms. Gombos has her father to thank for her love of working with students.  Her father […]

Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. Perry!

Meet Ms. Perry Ms. Perry teaches 6th grade math and has been with APS for 5 years.  Positions previously held by Ms. Perry include Elementary Resource Teacher at a Title 1 School outside of Atlanta, Village Director and Counselor at Camp Crestridge for Girls, sales associate at GAP and Hallmark, and an ABA therapist in […]

Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. Pacifico!

Meet Ms. Pacifico! Ms. Pacifico has been with APS for 13 years in a variety of positions.  She has served at Washington-Liberty as a math teacher and field hockey coach, as a math specialist in the APS central office, and is currently teaching intensified geometry and pre-algebra here at Swanson. Working with and getting to […]

Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. McMahon!

Meet Ms. McMahon Ms. McMahon is an 11-year veteran APS social studies teacher.  A true Swanson Admiral, Ms. McMahon has been teaching at Swanson for her entire career.   She grew up in Arlington and graduated from APS. Ms. McMahon named several educators who have inspired her and who have made a difference in her career.  […]

Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. Lyford!

Meet Ms. Lyford Ms. Lyford is an 8th grade English teacher who has been teaching with APS for two years.  Ms. Lyford feels that her role as an English teacher is important to her student’s education.  “I am biased, but I think it’s hard to argue that any class is more important than English Language […]

Teacher Tuesday – Meet Ms. Caldwell!

Meet Ms. Caldwell Ms. Caldwell is Swanson’s Theatre Arts teacher and is enjoying her fourth year of teaching with APS.  She has previously worked as a theatre teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, a teaching assistant, and an artistic director for community theatre.  In her spare time, Ms. Caldwell is also a performer. […]