Office Staff Bios

Mrs. MarneyMrs. Marney
Student Information Assistant

Mrs. Marney has been enjoying working in the front office and being a registrar for 8+ years. She and her husband have 3 kids in their 20's-- 2 daughters and 1 son (in college).

Mrs. Montes

Mrs. Montes
Office Assistant

Mrs. Montes joined Coates team in 2012. She taught Special Ed Preschool from 2008-2012 in Loudoun County and taught at Floris UMC preschool from 1999-2008. Mrs. Montes has been married to her husband Jose for 38 years and has three older children and three grandsons. She enjoys going to Harrisonburg to spend time with her grandsons where her eldest daughter lives with her husband. Mrs. Montes also enjoys her time she gets to travel to Lake Norman to visit her middle son and his girlfriend. She enjoys her youngest daughter living at home while saving for a house as well as her boyfriend joining us for visits. She loves to go to the Outerbanks, NC with her entire family and has recently added some other vacation areas. She really enjoys family gatherings and celebrations.

Mrs. McPhersonMrs. McPherson
Family Liaison

I started working  as a Family Liaison at Coates ES in 2014. Before that, I worked as a home visitor for the HIPPY program - Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters - since 2007.

Through HIPPY, I was able to connect with parents and support them in becoming their child’s first teachers at home. This program taught me how important is to engage with our families, understand their background and give them the tools to help them engage with their kids and later to be an active parent in their child’s school.

My role as a Family Liaison gives me the same opportunity as the HIPPY program to connect with our families and team up with the teachers to promote parent engagement.

I am from Quito – Ecuador. Hablo Español! My husband Mike and I have 4 children and 2 dogs😊

KelliTMrs. Timanus
Library and Office Assistant

Mrs. Timanus is from Minnesota. She loves to spend time with her family, read, visit museums and explore nature. Her favorite place is the North Shore of Lake Superior.