Office Staff Bios

Mrs. LepeMrs. Lepe Office Assistant

Mrs. Lepe (Lupita) is an office assistant (Time & Attendance) at Lutie Lewis Coates ES. She moved to Reston, VA from San Diego, CA in 1999, along with her husband (and her four wonderful children) who was Active Duty at that time and was finishing his military career.

The same year, Lupita volunteered her services at Terraset Elementary (the same school her children were attending) for a few months; shortly after, she began her employment as an office assistant. Lupita worked at Terraset for a total of 9 years; two of those years, she shared her time at Hunter Woods Elementary. In 2009, she moved to at Lutie Lewis Coates ES. 

Lupita has been working for FCPS sixteen years; she loves her job and loves to serve the community, staff, and students. She also spends time serving her community by volunteering at the Reston Community Center as an AARP Tax Aide; additionally, she enjoys serving as a Voting Officer for Fairfax County.

Outside of work, Lupita enjoys the outdoors and likes to go hiking with her family and friends. Her favorite places are the Appalachian Trails, Billy Goat Trail near Great Falls (on Maryland side), and Old Rag (Shenandoah). 

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. PeckhamMrs. Peckham Finance

Mrs. Peckham joined Coates Elementary School in 2010 as a Kindergarten Instructional Assistant. She spent 4 years in the Kindergarten classroom, then moved to the front office staff.  Mrs. Peckham loves to travel with her family and stay connected with friends.

Mrs. SchoolsMrs. Schools Office Assistant

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.