Second Grade Team

An overview of the second grade at Nottingham is below, or read to learn more about the grade 2 teachers!

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. To learn more about when we are teaching specific curriculum items, please view our Second Grade Scope and Sequence.

Grade 2 Teachers

Ms. Hubbard (Petro)
Twitter: @HubbardDuckies

I am a second-grade teacher and proud member of the Nottingham family. I started teaching in 2011 where I spent my first seven years of my career teaching in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. During my time in New Jersey, I received extensive training in the workshop model through Teachers College and earned a Master of Literacy and Reading Specialist certification. When I am not in the classroom, you can find me baking, hiking, learning a new hobby, or rooting for the Chicago Cubs!

Ms. Aronson
Twitter: @MissAronson

My name is Alexis Aronson and I am grateful to be teaching 2nd grade again this year! I am originally from Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!), but have been happy to call Arlington home for the past few years. I previously taught 1st grade in Fairfax County and received my undergraduate degree from The University of Dayton. In my free time, I love spending time with family and friends, working out, baking, reading, and exploring new places. I can’t wait to meet all of my new Sunflowers in September!

Mr. Katoen
Twitter: @tigersntm

Hi! My name is Maurice Katoen and I am so excited to be a part of the Nottingham community! I joined the Nottingham staff in the 1992-1993 school year. 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, bowl, sing and play the handbells at my church. My wife and I live in Centreville, Virginia. Go Knights!