5th Grade Bios

Mr. ChierichellaMr. Chierichella 5th Grade Teacher

Mr. Chierichella joined Coates Elementary in 2019. He joined FCPS in 2002. His undergraduate studies took place at The Pennsylvania State University. He attended Shenandoah University to obtain his Master of Science in Elementary Education. When not in school he enjoys travel, creating music, and spending time with family.

Mrs. Mayberry

Mrs. Mayberry 5th Grade Teacher

Melanie Mayberry joined Coates as a 5th grade AAP teacher in 2019. She was born and raised in Statesville, North Carolina and attended Appalachian State University for undergrad work. She began her teaching career in 2000. She joined FCPS in 2009. She currently attends George Mason University where she will earn a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Gifted Education in Spring of 2021. When not at school, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter, reading a good book, and baking and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Mr. RackeMr. Racke 5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. WhiteMrs. White 5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. White joined Coates as a 5th grade teacher in 2017. Originally from Fredericksburg, she attended the University of Mary Washington where she earned both her Bachelors of English and Masters of Science in Elementary Education. She loves traveling to see her family, taking her dog, Remy, to the park, and spending time with her husband.