Second Grade Team

Welcome to the wonderful world of 2nd grade!  Second grade is an important year for learning and growing while helping students learn to become more independent and responsible!  Our main goal in 2nd Grade is to provide a nurturing and rich learning environment for your child while helping them reach their full potential.

With Responsive Classroom as an important part of our classrooms, we value our 2nd graders’ social and emotional growth to be equally important as their academic growth. To learn more about our robust curriculum in 2nd grade, please visit the Arlington County Elementary Program of Studies. Please view our Second Grade Scope and Sequence to learn more about when we are teaching specific curriculum items.

Grade 2 Teachers

Mr. Katoen
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Hi! My name is Maurice Katoen and I so honored to have been part of the Nottingham community for the past 31 years and starting my 32nd year for APS. I have taught first, second, and third grade, all here at Nottingham. I received both my undergraduate and master’s degree from George Mason University. I was born in Colombia S.A. and I am fluent in Spanish. My mother taught Spanish in Arlington for 26 years, both at Williamsburg and Wakefield. I love to travel, play the handbells at my church, and spend time with my family and friends. My wife and I live in Centreville with our fur baby Rosey. Go Knights!

Ms. Johnson

My name is Madison, I’m so excited to be in Second grade this year at Nottingham! I grew up in Wake Forest, North Carolina. I moved to Washington D.C in January of this year. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I love to travel, spend time with family and friends, and go to the beach. I am so excited to meet all of you!

Ms. Zwilling

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Hello! My name is Emily Zwilling, and I am so thrilled to be a part of the second grade team! This is my 1st year at Nottingham ES and my 2nd year with APS. I received my B.A. in English and Creative Writing from James Madison University and my M.A.T. from Mary Baldwin University. When I am not in the classroom, I am love hiking, cooking, painting, and writing. Here’s to a wonderful year – Go Knights!

Ms. Baumeister (Special Education)

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Hi! My name is Lauren Baumeister and I’m from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Bloomsburg University with a dual degree in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. Go Huskies! After graduation, I moved to Arlington, Virginia and taught 1st Grade for Fairfax County Public Schools. In 2019, I started teaching Special Education at Nottingham Elementary School. My hobbies include working out, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. I can’t wait for another great year at Nottingham ES!