An overview of the second grade at Nottingham is below, or click here 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.
Hello Knights! My name is Kate Gallagher and I am so excited to be returning to Nottingham. This is my third year teaching 2nd Grade. I am from Connecticut and went to college at UCONN (go Huskies!) and then earned a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Saint Joseph. I live in Arlington with my boyfriend, Luke, and we love going to the beach. I also enjoy reading (especially Mo Willems books), eating lots of ice cream, and walking dogs in my free time. I can’t wait for a great school year with my owls, it will be a HOOT!
Ms. Petro (Hubbard)
Hi friends! My name is Lauren Petro and I am grateful to be joining the Nottingham family this year as a second-grade teacher. I recently moved here from New Jersey where I spent the last seven years 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, running, or rooting for the Chicago Cubs!
Hi there! 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!
Hi there! My name is Alexis Aronson and I am thrilled to be joining the Nottingham community! 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 you all in September!