Fourth Grade Team
Dennis is native to northern Virginia and has a Bachelors degree from West Virginia University and acquired his teaching credentials from ODU. He is the proud father of 2 daughters, lives in Fairfax, and enjoys walking, camping, swimming and lounging.
My name is Sarah Bryant and I am super excited to join the Coates family! I earned my bachelor's degree(s) from Virginia Tech in Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology. I then earned a Masters Degree in Behavioral analysis from Ball State University. I grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and moved to Northern Virginia (Tysons area) following college graduation! In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and my 9 year old labrador retriever; Layne. I also love to bake and take different trips throughout the year! Traveling is one of my favorite things to do! Florence, Italy was my favorite trip; the food and culture was amazing.
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.
Mrs. Diaz joined the Coates 4th grade team in 2015. She 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 enjoys spending time with her family, especially watching her daughter's basketball games, playing cars with her son, or checking out new food spots as a family and enjoying each other's company.
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.