5th Grade Bios

Mr. ChierichellaMr. Chierichella
5th Grade Teacher

Mr. Chierichella joined Coates Elementary in 2019. He joined FCPS in 2002. His undergraduate studies took place at The Pennsylvania State University. He attended Shenandoah University to obtain his Master of Science in Elementary Education. When not in school he enjoys travel, creating music, and spending time with family.

Mrs GrubbsMrs. Grubbs
5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Grubbs is joining the 5th grade team this year! She earned her Bachelors and Masters degree at James Madison University. This will be her 10th year teaching, 7th year in Fairfax County. Mrs. Grubbs loves learning about all subjects, especially math and reading! She has taught 1-4th grade. Mrs. Grubbs was born and raised here in Virginia. She loves the changing of the seasons and all the fun activities Virginia has to offer! She can be found going for walks, hikes or traveling to new places! She loves reading and doing her own nails. Mrs. Grubbs' favorite place to be is the beach with her Husband and two pups, Oreo and Doug.

ireyMs. Irey
5th Grade Teacher

I am happy to be joining the Coates team this year! I am coming from Loudoun County, where I taught 5th grade the last four years. Prior to that, I lived overseas for 11 years. I started my teaching career in FCPS, where I have taught 4th, 2nd, and 6th grade. I currently live in Sterling, VA with my three wonderful children, cats, and a giant white furry dog from Romania. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling (especially to the beach), paddle boarding, gardening, and reading. I spend a lot of time watching my youngest son's baseball games!

Ms Mayberry

Mrs. Mayberry
5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Mayberry attended Appalachian State University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in December 1999. After that, she began her teaching career in a small school teaching third grade. Her teaching career ranges from grades 2nd-5th. Also, she graduated from George Mason University with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Gifted Certification. This will be her 23rd year of teaching. Mrs. Mayberry lives in Alide, VA with her husband, Neil, and daughter, Abby who enters middle school territory. As a family, we enjoy going to the movies, being outdoors, exploring, mini-golf, playing games (card and board) and so much more. Mrs. Mayberry devours books and words every chance she finds. Her second love involves cooking and baking in the kitchen