5th Grade

Welcome to Fifth Grade

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


Introducing the 5th grade Team

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Mrs. Margaret Bleicher

Welcome to 5th grade! I grew up in South Florida, and graduated from Vanderbilt University studying both elementary and special education. This is my 8th year as an Ashlawn Eagle! I live in Arlington with my husband Dan, our 3 kids (12, 16, and 18) and our dog Teddy. Outside of teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, travel, and doing DIY projects around the house. My all-time favorite book to share with students is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. We are going to have a great year together!


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Ms. Hannah Magnolia

Hi! I’m Hannah Magnolia, and I’m so happy to be a part of the Ashlawn community and the fifth grade team. I grew up in a small town outside of Buffalo, NY and earned my bachelor’s at The George Washington University. After working in a variety of office environments, I decided to explore the career I’d always wanted – teaching! I went to Marymount University for my Masters of Education, and I’ve been teaching 4th & 5th grades in Arlington since 2008. When I’m not at school, you can find me relaxing with my family and friends, baking with my daughter, spending time outdoors, or just reading a book. Go Ashlawn Eagles!


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Miss Sobel

Hello Ashlawn Eagles! I am super pumped to be joining the Ashlawn family this school year. I grew up right outside of Philly and I am a Philly sports fan at heart! I received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Penn State – We Are! I also studied abroad in Ecuador during my time there where I taught English to University students. Through this experience I received my certification to teach English as a Second Language. This will be my 6th year teaching and my 4th year teaching 5th grade. I previously taught for 5 years with Fairfax County Public Schools both 4th and 5th grade. A few of my favorites include Starbucks coffee, being outside, butterflies, sunsets, and traveling to new places. I can’t wait for this school year!

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Mrs. Riley

Welcome to 5th grade! This is my 7th year teaching at Ashlawn and I am thrilled to be teaching 5th grade again this year. It’s going to be an amazing year filled with learning, games and fun adventures. Some things to know about me are I got married in 2018, I have a golden retriever named Whitlow, and cat named Ollie, I love traveling to new countries, my favorite hobbies include spending time with friends, creating art, and trying new foods. I can’t wait to see where this year takes us and to learn all about you!