6th Grade Bios

Mrs. BraddockMrs. Braddock 6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Braddock is excited to be returning to the 6th grade team this year. She graduated from George Mason University with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on International Education. Lacrosse is her favorite sport and she attended Binghamton University her first year of college. She has one daughter who is 3 and a half years old and another daughter who is 4 months old. She loves to cook and try new foods from around the world.

Miss. HammMiss. Hamm 6th Grade Teacher

Miss. Hamm joined our Coates Staff last year. She has experience teaching 1st, 5th, and 6th grade and is excited to continue her experience with 6th grade. Miss. Hamm graduated from Regent University with a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies K-6. She loves to spend time outdoors with her friends and family.

Mrs. HerringMrs. Herring 6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Herring joins us this year from North Carolina. She graduated from Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and taught PE in Brazil for six years. She then moved to South Florida, where she taught preschool and Kindergarten for six years before moving to North Carolina. In Charlotte, she taught first, third and sixth grade science for ten years.  Mrs. Herring is a vegetarian, loves dark chocolate and enjoys running. She is married and has two daughters in college. Mrs. Herring has a passion for traveling and learning about new cultures. She looks forward to a wonderful year at Coates. 

Mr. OlsenMr. Olsen 6th Grade Teacher

Mr. Olsen joined the Coates staff in 2012, after moving from Long Island to Northern Virginia. He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stony Brook University and a Master’s in Education (with a concentration in Math and Science) from Dowling College. Mr. Olsen has 3 children, 2 sons, one in NY and one in Arizona, plus a daughter in Florida. He likes to play tennis, travel, cook, eat at different restaurants, and enjoys action movies. Mr. Olsen is the school’s Lead Science Teacher and the sixth grade Advanced Academics Teacher.