Office Staff Bios

Ms. CruzMs. Cruz Office Assistant

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 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😊

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.

KelliTMrs. Timanus Library and Office Assistant