Sixth Grade Team

Miss. HammMiss. Hamm 6th Grade Teacher

Miss Hamm joined Coates in 2016 and has been teaching 6th since then. She has a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Regent University and a master's degree in Administration & Supervision from Liberty University. Miss Hamm loves to spend time outdoors, enjoys working out, and spending time with friends. Some of her favorite things to do are traveling to new places, listening to BTS, and cheering on the Chiefs!

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. Mrs. Herring has a passion for traveling and learning about new cultures. She looks forward to a wonderful year at Coates. 

Ms MahoneyMs. Mahoney 6th Grade Teacher

Ms. Mahoney has been teaching for four years, starting this school year as a sixth grade teacher at Coates. She is finishing up her masters degree in Technology in Curriculum at Regent University. Ms. Mahoney enjoys playing board games, making homemade pizza and walking outside. At home, Ms. Mahoney enjoys teaching her cat, Karen, new tricks like sitting and shaking for treats! 

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.