Third Grade Team

Miss CooperMiss Cooper 3rd Grade Teacher

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!

Ms. EdwardsMrs. Edwards 3rd Grade Teacher

I am from Hawaii and received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. I have taught 2nd and 4th grade in Hawaii, but am excited to teach in Virginia at Coates where there is just as much diversity as in Hawaii. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and shopping!

Mrs. ForteMrs. Forte 3rd Grade Teacher

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.  Mrs. Forte loves cooking, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her husband for relaxation.