Grade 1

Future Focus--What to Expect in First Grade

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Ms. Julie Kennson

Ms. Kenneson

I am originally from Western Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating with my master’s degree in education, I moved to Loudoun County Virginia where I taught 2nd and 3rd grade. I have been at ASFS for two years and I am excited to continue learning together! I love staying active, crafting, traveling, and baking.


Ms. Devin Holler

Ms. Holler

Hi 1st graders and families! I am so excited to be back at ASFS for the 2nd year. Before moving to Arlington and joining the 1st grade team, I previously taught kindergarten in Charlottesville, VA. I received my BA in History from Virginia Tech and my MT from University of Virginia. Outside of school, I love to practice yoga, read thrillers, and cook new recipes!


Ms. Molly McGhee

Molly McGhee

Hi First Graders and Families! I am so excited to join the ASFS community.  I previously taught 2nd Grade in Loudoun County for 4 years.  This is my first year teaching 1st Grade and I am so excited!  I am from Falls Church City and received my Bachelors and Masters degrees from James Madison University.  Go Dukes! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially at the beach, and cheering on DC sports.


Ms. Mandy Ray

Mandy Ray

I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I graduated with my BS in Education from Mississippi College in 2004 and then went back to earn my Masters Degree from LSU. Before joining you all in Arlington, I taught in Mississippi, North Carolina, Zambia, Germany and Fairfax County. I have been married for 20 years and I have two sons named Connor and Caiden who are both in University. I am so excited to be part of this wonderful learning community at ASFS!


Ms. Kelly Kallassy