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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 […]

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 […]