Office Staff

Photo of Dr GardnerDr. Eileen Gardner



Eileen was born and raised by the beach in New Jersey. She attended Lynchburg College (now Lynchburg University) and earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Psychology. She continued at Lynchburg and earned a master’s degree in Education. Eileen later earned her Education Doctorate in Leadership and Supervision from the University of Virginia. Eileen served as a special education teacher to students with disabilities, grades K-9, in Lynchburg, New Brunswick, NJ, Washington DC, and Arlington. Since joining the Arlington Public Schools in 1999, Eileen has served as a special education teacher, autism coordinator, behavior specialist, and assistant principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. She was honored to be chosen as the principal at Nottingham in 2018. When she’s not working, Eileen can be found exercising, spending time outside, enjoying any beach she can get to, baking, crafting, reading, and spending time with her two sons, Owen and Eliot.

Dr. Megan Lynch

Dr. Megan Lynch

Assistant Principal


Megan Lynch was born and raised in Woodbridge, VA. She attended college at Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with a focus in French. She attended the University of Virginia to earn a Master’s Degree in Education. Later, she earned a Ph.D. from George Mason University in Education Leadership and Policy. Prior to teaching in Arlington Public Schools, she taught for nine years in Prince William County. She began teaching in APS in 2015 and became an assistant principal at Nottingham in 2018. Her interests include multicultural and multilingual education, early childhood literacy, equity and access in education, and her family. In her spare time, she can be found hiking with her family, traveling to the midwest to visit family and friends, refinishing furniture, or volunteering with the organization People.Animals.Love with her dog, Quincy.


Our Administrative Front Office Team

  • Educational Administrative Coordinator – Emily Ward
  • Special Education Administrative Coordinator  – Nora Ellison
  • Educational Administrative Coordinator – Laurie Sinton