4th Grade Bios

CeglieMs. Ceglie 4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Ceglie joined the Coates 4th grade team in 2019. She previously taught one year of high school world history before joining Coates as a student intern during the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Ceglie graduated from Christopher Newport University with her undergraduate degree in Communications Studies and obtained her master’s degree in Education from George Mason University. She can often be seen coaching basketball, cooking, or playing with her dogs. Ms. Ceglie loves going to the beach with family and friends during the summer and coaching basketball at James Madison High School in the winter.

Ms. OdangoMs. Diaz 4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Diaz joined the Coates 4th grade team in 2015. She started her teaching with Coates Elementary and is currently continuing to teach 4th grade there. Mrs. Diaz graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Early and Elementary Education and obtained her masters degree in Education from George Mason University. She can often be seen playing with her daughter and enjoying a good book. Mrs. Diaz loves sports and enjoys cheering on the Redskins and Wizards at their games.

Ms. SeymourMrs. Hunter 4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Hunter joined the Coates 4th grade team in 2014. She is going into her fourth year as an AAP teacher . Mrs. Hunter graduated from George Mason University with her graduate degree in Elementary Education. She can often be seen reading, knitting or playing with her kittens. Mrs. Hunter loves going to the beach with family and friends during the summer and snowboarding/ skiing in the mountains in the winter.

Mrs. Rodriguez

Mrs. Rodriguez 4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Rodriguez was born and raised in St. Croix, USVI. She moved to Maryland in 2005, and moved to VA shortly thereafter. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Education: Teaching and Learning. Mrs. Rodriguez joined the Coates family as a 4th grade teacher in 2018. Prior to teaching at Coates, Mrs. Rodriguez taught 4th grade at Shrevewood Elementary for 7 years. She has also taught Head Start (Fairfax County), 6th Grade, and 7th and 8th grade math and science. In her free time, she enjoys participating in a wide range of activities with her family. She always looks forward to connecting and learning from the Coates staff as well as students and parents in the community.