Fourth Grade Team

An overview of fourth grade at Nottingham is below, or click here to learn more about the grade 4 teachers!

Students in this grade are issued an APS-owned Apple iPad as a tool for their personalized learning – click here for more information on this initiative.

Independence and responsibility are key characteristics of Fourth Grade. Through daily assignments and long term projects students practice organization and time management skills. Students develop the ability to independently problem solve and learn from each other. Mutual respect, empathy, and communication are explicitly taught utilizing the principles and practices of Responsive Classroom.

Curriculum Resources

Grade 4 Teachers

Lightning Bolts
Ms. Cornacchio

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Twitter: @Cornacchio4th

Hi Knights! My name is Amanda Cornacchio and I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach 4th grade at Nottingham! I am originally from New York and am coming to Arlington by way of North Carolina. This will be my 6th year of teaching and my first year with APS. I have previously taught Special Education in grades K-6 in Jacksonville, NC. I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Science in Childhood/Special Education from SUNY Geneseo in NY (Forever a Knight!) and earned my Masters Degree in Reading Education from East Carolina University. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, eating chicken wings, and going to the beach! I look forward to a MAGICAL year with my Lightning Bolts!

Ms. Zipfel

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I have been teaching for 26 years. I spent 11 years teaching middle school and the last 15 years teaching at the elementary school level. I have taught grades 3rd, 4th, and 6th – 8th. This is my second year teaching 4th grade. But, I am looking forward to continue my adventure in 4th grade! I graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education in 1991. I received a Certificate of Instructional Technology from George Mason in 2000. I graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2006 with my first Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching. I obtained the Elementary Education endorsement on my teaching certificate in 2010. In May of 2013, I graduated from Mansfield University with a Master’s Degree in School Media and Library Science.I am certified in Elementary Education, Special Education, and School Library and Instructional Technology.I am originally from Pennsylvania. I grew up in Sunbury, which is along the Susquehanna River. In 1991, I moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where I taught for 5 years. Then, I moved to Virginia. I currently live in Woodbridge with my husband Ray, mother Ann, and my brother Bill.

Ms. Intermaggio-Boukedes

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Twitter: @MsB_BullFrogs

Hi there! I am excited and thrilled to have the honor to begin my teaching career here at Nottingham and as a member of the 4th grade team. I graduated from the College of Charleston with B.A. in Communications in 2011 (GO COUGS!) and attended Old Dominion University where I earned my Master’s of Science in Elementary Education in May 2018. I’m a NOVA native and have strong roots in Arlington Public Schools. Fun fact- my father and uncles are all a product of APS and even attended Nottingham Elementary (way) back in the day! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and friends, whether its going down to the lake or beach for a long weekend, trying out the best new brunch places in town, or just relaxing with the hubbie catching up on our favorite Netflix shows!I already feel so welcomed at Nottingham and I can’t wait to meet everybody in September!

Ms. Johnson

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Twitter: @MsJohnson4th

Hi! My name is Ms. Johnson, and I am thrilled to be teaching fourth grade at Nottingham Elementary. I attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and graduated with a BA of Sociology/Elementary Education. I also attended the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, where I graduated with a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. This is my eighth year of teaching, and I have previously taught first and third grade. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and I visit family and friends there often. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, running, and spending time with family, friends, and my sweet dog, Penelope.