Office Staff Bios

Mrs. MarneyMrs. Marney Student Information Assistant

Mrs. Marney started at Coates last year as a part time office assistant in the library and is enjoying learning the ropes as a front office assistant this year. She and her husband have 2 daughters in college and a son in 9th grade. 

Mrs. McPhersonMrs. McPherson Parent Liaison
Mrs. OteroMrs. Otero Office Assistant

Mrs. PeckhamMrs. Peckham Finance

Fran Peckham started at Coates Elementary in 2011 as a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. She enjoyed being in the classroom with our Kindergarteners for 4 years, after which she was hired in the front office to help support students, parents and business partners within our community.  During her time in the front office, she has held the position of Student Registrar and her current position of Administrative Assistant/Finance Tech.  Mrs. Peckham lives in Herndon, and loves to spend time with her large, ever growing family.

Mrs. SchoolsMrs. Schools Office Assistant

Mrs. Schools has been with FCPS for 14 years and has served at Coates Elementary for 5 of those years, as of 2018-2019. She’s a master of all office practices within the school district and a tremendous asset to our team, as she has most of the answers to our questions. She’s energetic and oversees many aspects of the school, including, but not limited to, the yearbook, the substitute teachers, attendance and is our school photographer. She’s happily married to her best friend, Billy, and has grown children, who’ve given her eight grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking, travelling, watching her grandson in his golfing tournaments and spending time with her family.

Mrs. ValezMrs. Velez Office Assistant

Mrs.Velez Started working at Coates Elementary in Jan 2018. She was raised in New York City, and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves dogs, coffee and Ice cream. Hablo Español.