3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade

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

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Mr. Ryan Dallas

I grew up next to the beach in the Tidewater area of Virginia. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University where I earned my undergrad and masters in pedagogy for grades k-6. Since graduating, I have taught first grade, English Immersion exclusively to native Spanish speakers, 5th grade, and now I am teaching 3rd grade. This is my 5th year at Ashlawn and I’m really proud to be here working with the school staff and with the community. I currently live in Arlington and working here makes me feel really invested in the Arlington. When I am not working, I enjoy spending my free time playing soccer, trying new restaurants, exploring the area, and reading.

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Ms. Margaret McCracken

I grew up in Arlington, and am excited to return to teach 3rd grade at Ashlawn Elementary! I attended undergrad at William & Mary, and received a masters at the University of Liverpool. Before becoming an Ashlawn Eagle, I worked in museum education and most recently taught in England for an IB primary school. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy reading, music, visiting all the fun museums and monuments of DC, traveling, and hanging out with my cat Barry.

Mr. Jeremy Strohl

I am very excited to be teaching 3rd grade at Ashlawn Elementary. Before arriving to Ashlawn I grew up in Burke, VA and then went to college at Elon University. After college I lived and taught in Spain for before coming back to the states to get my master’s at James Madison University. Since then I have been teaching in Arlington and enjoying my time with the students and staff at APS. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, biking, kayaking, playing volleyball and reading. My favorite elementary books to read include The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Mercy Watson, and Piggie and Elephant. Hmm those are all pig books. I guess I also love pigs…