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. 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 for 30 years and has three older children and two grandsons. She enjoys going to visit her youngest daughter at VCUart in Richmond as well as heading 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 spend with her middle son taking walks and catching up. She loves to go to the Outerbanks with her entire family and family gatherings for special occasions to catch up.

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