Ms. Frances Lee

Ms. Lee is a bilingual educator with over 20 years of experience at the elementary and high school level. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and elementary education from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree from George Mason University. She also has endorsements in gifted education and educational leadership and administration from the University of Virginia and The George Washington University.Lee began her career teaching English as a second language in Ecuador. In 2002, she began teaching at Escuela Key Elementary. During the 10 years she spent at Key, she grew as a teacher and school leader. Lee taught first and second grades and later became the Resource Teacher for the Gifted, providing math and science instruction in Spanish. Lee also taught English as a Second Language at Washington-Liberty High School. In addition, she worked for one year as a Master Educator on the Language Acquisition Team in DC Public Schools conducting teacher observations and evaluations.Over the past seven years, Lee has served as Assistant Principal of Wakefield High School and Assistant Principal of Escuela Key Elementary. As an Assistant Principal, Lee supervised at the school level a wide range of programs such as Special Education, English language learners and Spanish Immersion.

IMG_E77257Ms. Meghan Neary
Assistant Principal

Ms. Neary received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Health Science (K-12) from The College at Brockport in New York.  She earned her first Master of Education as a Curriculum Specialist (K-12) and a certification in Special Education (K-12). More recently, Ms. Neary received her second master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City. Ms. Neary began her career in Arlington.  She taught at Carlin Springs Elementary serving as a Special Education Teacher for six years. It was during these years that Ms. Neary also took on the role as Special Education Lead teacher which offered many opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Most recently, she was a 3rd and 4th grade General Education Teacher and the Instructional Lead Teacher at Carlin Springs. She also has been a mentor teacher for the past six years, helping to guide new teachers to enhance their planning, instruction and content knowledge. It was in these leadership roles that Ms. Neary was instrumental in improving instructional practices and impacting student achievement across the entire school. In 2016, she was named Teacher of the Year by her colleagues and administrators at Carlin Springs.