Resource Teacher Bios

Mrs. AllenMrs. Allen School Counselor

Mrs. Allen joined the L.L. Coates Staff in 2011. She began her educational career in 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada as a classroom teacher and then became a school counselor. Mrs. Allen graduated from Ball State University with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and then received her master's degree in School Counseling from the University of Las Vegas. She is a mom of a first grader who attends school in Loudoun County, which keeps her busy. In her free time, she loves to cook, bake, do arts and crafts, and spend time with her husband, son, and dog, Scooby!

Mrs. BuckMrs. Buck Math Specialist

Mrs. Buck joined the Coates team in 2015. She started her teaching career in Ohio as a first grade teacher. She then moved to New England and taught middle school math and science. Finally, she moved to Virginia to begin her FCPS teaching career. This is her tenth year as a math specialist in the county. Mrs. Buck graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio with her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and obtained her masters from NOVA Southeastern University. She can often be found watching her 9 year old son play soccer or watching her 12 year old daughter perform in dances/plays. Mrs. Buck loves MATH!! In her free time, she loves to travel all over the world. Her most recent trip took her to Hawaii.

Mrs. EaganMrs. Eagan Counselor

Mrs. Eagan started working at Coates as a school counselor in 2013. She started her education career as an English teacher for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. She became a counselor in 2000. Mrs. Eagan graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She received her Master's Degree in School Counseling at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. She is married and has a son. As a family, they frequently vacation to Florida to enjoy the theme parks, and they enjoy spending time at the beach.

Mrs. LeivaMrs. Leiva Instructional Coach

Mrs. Leiva is excited to start her second year as an Instructional Coach at Coates ES! She earned her undergraduate degree and master’s degree from George Mason University in Elementary Education PreK-6. She loves spending time with her daughter, her husband, and two dogs. She also loves the Redskins, CAPS, the beach, traveling, and shopping! She is extremely excited for another year with the Coates Stars!!

Mrs. MontesMrs. Montes Instructional 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. PucketMrs. Pucket Literacy Leader

Mrs. Puckett became the Literacy Leader of Coates in 2016. She earned her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and her Master's Degree from the University of Virginia. She joined FCPS in 1987, earned National Board Certification in 2005 and 2015, and first became a Literacy Leader in 2012. Prior to this, she taught Head Start/FECEP, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 6th grade. When not in school, she spends time with her three grown children and grandson.

Mrs. SaraswathulaMrs. Saraswathula Instructional Assistant

Mrs. Saraswathula (aka Mrs. S) has been an Instructional Assistant with FCPS since 2010, and at Coates since 2012. Mrs. S substituted for a year before that. Mrs. S holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and has worked as an accounted for nearly 10 years prior to teaching. Mrs. S lives in the Coates community area. She has two sons, one pursuing his MD, and the second in High School.