1st Grade Bios

Mrs. BarnesMrs. Barnes 1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Barnes started teaching with FCPS in 2015. Before teaching in Va she taught in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She was born and raised in Allentown, Pa and went to Temple University in Philly. Mrs. Barnes has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. She is happy and excited to be with 1st graders again and can't wait to meet all her new shining Stars. When not at school, she loves Target, reading, going to Nats games with her husband, and cuddling with her puppy Fitz!

Miss CrewMrs. Adams 1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Adams joined the first grade team in 2018. She graduated from Christopher Newport University receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Following her undergraduate years, Mrs. Adams graduated from George Mason University receiving her Masters in Elementary Education. In Mrs. Adams' spare time, she enjoys going to baseball games with her husband, playing sports, and spending time with her family..

Ms. LucasMs. Lucas 1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Lucas joined Coates in 2016. She previously taught kindergarten and first grade at McNair Elementary. Ms. Lucas graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with her undergraduate degree in Japanese Language and Literature. She obtained her Masters of Education in Teaching from the University of Hawaii. Ms. Lucas is originally from Maine. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.

Mrs. MerrillMrs. Merrill 1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Merrill has been teaching since 2011, this is her first year at Coates before that she taught kindergarten at Centre Ridge and Herndon Elementary Schools. She has a Bachelors and Masters in education from James Madison University. When she is not at school she spends time with her husband and two daughters.

Ms. YimMs. Yim 1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Yim joined the Coates family in 2018. She started her teaching career as a substitute teacher for FCPS. She received her Bachelor's and Master's in education from George Mason University. When not at school, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping, reading, and drawing.