1st Grade

Welcome to First Grade

The Ashlawn First Grade team would like to welcome you to Ashlawn Elementary School.

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Ms. Margaret Ehlers


I am super excited to be a part of the Ashlawn community! After working in the environmental field for 10 years, I stayed home with my two now-grown kids and then attended Marymount University, where I received a Master’s of Education. This is my 15th year teaching in Arlington and my 9th at Ashlawn. I taught first grade for 5 years and then second grade for three years … and I am super excited to be back on the first grade team! My favorite book is Miss Rumphius. Like her, I love to travel, spend time by the water, and work in my garden, where I’m always looking for more ways to attract birds, bees, and butterflies. One thing I really love about Ashlawn is that students have an opportunity for hands-on learning, exploration, and tasting in the Reevesland gardens. One of my favorite places in Arlington is Potomac Overlook, where you can find me hiking with my friends and family.

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Ms. Roslyn Guler


I am delighted to be a part of the Ashlawn Community. I bring 26 years of teaching experience to Ashlawn. I taught middle school grades 6-9 math for nine years and elementary school for the past 17 years. Three of those years I was a kindergarten teacher and two years a first-grade teacher. I particularly love teaching this age group and watching them discover that learning is so much fun! I earned my B.S. in Secondary Education from Stony Brook University and a Master’s of Elementary Education (Math and Reading Instruction) at Nazareth College of Rochester.

My favorite pastimes are hiking in the mountains and walking my dog Max. He is a beautiful lab and shepherd mix. I also love reading. My all-time favorite book series is “Biscuit” by Alyssa Capucilli. I love the simplicity, adventures, and illustrations.

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Ms. Elizabeth Granny


I am so excited for my second year teaching 1st grade at Ashlawn! I was born and raised in Ohio, where I graduated from Miami University with my Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology with a minor in child studies. I also recently graduated from American University with my Masters in Teaching! In my free time I love to swim, read books and try to cook or bake new recipes! Some of my favorite children’s books are The Day the Crayons Quit, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates and Rosie Revere Engineer.

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Ms. Zowie Walsh


I’m so excited to join the Ashlawn community! This will be my third year teaching first grade but my first year at Ashlawn. I grew up in Pennsylvania and got my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky. I’m also currently pursuing my Masters of Education with a Reading Specialist Certification. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love college basketball and rooting on the wildcats whenever I get a chance!

For information on how your student is learning the concepts of multiplication and division: Graham Fletcher has created a short video that demonstrates how students conceptually learn Multiplication and Division. Go to progression video links: https://gfletchy.com/progression-videos/