Third Grade Team

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An overview of third grade at Nottingham is below, or click here to learn more about the grade 3 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.

We believe that all children can learn and be successful. Each child is an individual and should be provided the opportunity to an environment to learn at his or her own pace. We believe that each child should be given the opportunity to develop his or her best potential mentally, physically, and socially so he or she can become a productive, creative, and responsible member of society. In 3rd grade, we encourage the development of responsibility, independence, and autonomy.

Students will be occupied in a variety of individual and collaborative work designed to accommodate their diverse and individual learning styles. The third-grade curriculum will combine basic skills, authentic learning, and critical thinking.

Grade 3 Teachers

Ms. Brandt

I love being a teacher! I started teaching in 2013 in Fairfax County for 5 years and joined Nottingham in 2018. I received both my undergraduate and master’s degree from Christopher Newport University. I grew up nearby in Manassas, VA, and love being so close to home. I love the beach, traveling hiking, soaking up the sun, practicing yoga, and spending time with my husband (Brendan), family, and friends. I can’t wait for a great school year!

Ms. Gallagher
Twitter: @GallaghersOwls

My name is Kate, and I’ve been at Nottingham since 2018 teaching second grade and sponsoring Student Council. I am from Connecticut and went to UCONN (go Huskies!) for my undergraduate degree before earning a Masters in Elementary Education at the University of Saint Joseph. Now I live in Arlington, and when I’m not teaching I enjoy running, reading, and sticking my toes in the sand at the beach in New England. I can’t wait for an awesome school year in third grade with my Owls, it will be a HOOT!

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!

Ms. Greenwood
Twitter: @MsGreenwood3rd

My name is Kayla, and I am so excited about joining Nottingham as a third-grade teacher! I grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and moved to Arlington this July. I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for my undergraduate degree and for my Master’s degree in Elementary Education. I love to travel, spend time with my family and friends, play Monopoly, and read books. My goal is to read 100 books this year! I am thrilled to meet everyone and get started learning!