Resource Team

Ms BrennanMs. Brennan
Reading Specialist

Ms. Brennan has been an educator in Fairfax County Schools for 14 years. She has taught 2nd-5th grade, been a Reading Specialist and Instructional Coach. Most recently, she was a Literacy Collaborative Coach at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary in Alexandria. She is passionate about seeing students succeed and loves to help kids connect with books. She has many favorites that she would love to share with you; just ask!

Mrs. BuckMrs. Buck
Math Specialist

Mrs. Buck joined the Coates team in 2015 as a math specialist. 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. 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 one of her three kids playing sports. Mrs. Buck loves MATH!! In her free time, she loves to travel all over the world. Her most recent trip took her to Italy. Ciao!

Mrs HunterMrs. Hunter
Advanced Academics Resource Teacher

Mrs. Hunter joined Coates in 2014. She is going into her 8th year of teaching. This is her third year as the Advanced Academics Resource Teacher. Mrs. Hunter graduated from George Mason University with her graduate degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Hunter loves being a mom to her amazing toddler, Charlotte and baby Raelyn. She can often be seen reading, knitting or playing with her kids. Mrs. Hunter loves going to the beach with family and friends during the summer and snowboarding/ skiing in the mountains in the winter.

Mrs. HerringMrs. Herring
School Based Technology Specialist

Mrs. Herring joined the Coates family in 2020.  Before becoming an SBTS, she was a classroom teacher for 14 years.  She loves helping teachers and students effectively use technology to focus on Portrait of a Graduate skills.   Mrs. Herring graduated from Clemson University.  One of her favorite things to do is watch the Tigers play.  When she am not at school she loves spending time with her family - her husband and 3 children.  They love sports, especially baseball, hockey, and golf.