Third Grade Team

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. Kochakji

Ms. Ryan

Annie Ryan in a graduation cloak

X (Twitter): @MsRyan3rdGrade

Hi! My name is Anna (Annie) Ryan, and I am really looking forward to 3rd grade at Nottingham Elementary this year. I am from Richmond, VA, and moved to Arlington last fall. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2022, and again with my master’s this past summer. In my free time, I love spending time with friends and family and exploring the Arlington area!

Ms. Campbell

Rebecca Campbell in a yellow dress

X (Twitter): @MsCampbell3rd

Hi! My name is Rebecca Campbell. I was born here in Arlington but grew up in Leesburg, Virginia. I went to Virginia Commonwealth University for both my undergrad and graduate degrees. When I’m not working, I love hanging out with my loved ones, soaking up some sun on the beach, and exploring the gorgeous hiking trails here in Virginia. I’m excited to teach 3rd grade again and can’t wait to get to know you better!

Ms. Castillo

Hi everyone! My name is Jessica Castillo and this is my 4th year working at Nottingham. I am starting my second year as a Special Education Teacher this year. I grew up in Richmond, VA, but moved to Arlington in 2020. My husband and I are expecting our first child this year, we are so excited! I graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. I am currently working on a Masters of Teaching degree in Special Education through UVA. Some activities I enjoy are tending to my plants, cross stitching, and puzzles.