Third Grade Team
Ms. Cooper joined the 3rd grade team in 2021. She grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from West Virginia University receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Following her undergraduate years, Ms. Cooper graduated from George Mason University receiving her masters in Elementary Education. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and cuddling with her dogs Snickers and Sweetie!
Mrs. Edwards joined the third grade team in 2021. She started her teaching career in Hawaii and received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She’s taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. She feels right at home at Coates where it’s just as diverse as Hawaii! When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, going on adventures, and shopping!
Mrs. Forte joined the third grade team in 2015. She started her teaching career as an elementary school teacher in Arlington Independent School District (AISD) in Arlington, Texas. Mrs. Forte taught third grade for three years at Stenwood Elementary and she taught fourth grade for one year at Freedom Hill Elementary. Mrs. Forte graduated from UTA with her undergraduate degree in Broadcast Communications and went back to school to obtain her teaching license in Elementary Education. She can be often seen spending quality time with her husband Anthony and volunteering at McLean Bible Church.
I've been in education 20+ years. Teaching in Los Angeles Unified and Compton Unified School Districts as well as Adjunct Professor with Chapman and National Univ. Favorite subject to teach is Language Arts with emphasis in writing.
Hello! My name is Kandice Solotruk. I am beginning my second year of teaching! I am originally from Pennsylvania and love to visit my family when I can. I am so excited for this school year!