Welcome to Fifth Grade
The Ashlawn Fifth Grade team would like to welcome you to Ashlawn Elementary School.
Ms. Kelly Adams
My name is Kelly Adams. I grew up in Rhode Island, on a river in the woods. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Diplomatic History and a minor in Spanish. I moved to Boston after graduation and worked in Corporate America for 5 years. Then, I went back to school and received my Masters in Education from Tufts University. My first teaching job was in 2nd grade in Massachusetts. I moved to Arlington in 2005 and started teaching 5th grade at Jamestown Elementary School. In 2012 I switched to Ashlawn and love being and Ashlawn Eagle. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, running and of course teaching!
Ms. Hannah Magnolia
I’m excited to join the 5th grade team at Ashlawn this year and am looking forward to reconnecting with all our students. 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 Master of Education, and I’ve been teaching 4th & 5th grade in Arlington since 2008. When I’m not at school, you can find me hanging out with my family, especially at the playground with my daughter, or just reading a book. Go Ashlawn Eagles!
Ms. Christina Stever
Prior to joining the amazing Ashlawn staff, I spent four years teaching in neighboring Fairfax County. I spent my undergrad years at the University of Delaware and got my degree in Elementary Education, with minors in Middle School Mathematics & Special Education. Recently, I also graduated from the University of Virginia with my Masters in Reading Education. When I am not teaching Monday-Friday, I love spending time with my husband, Shaun. We really enjoy trying new restaurants in the area, traveling (just visited Italy this past summer), & keeping up with our favorite sports teams. Growing up in Philadelphia, I developed a deep love of all Philly teams, especially my Flyers!
Mr. Sean Kennedy
I grew up in a very small town in western Massachusetts. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in psychology from UMass Amherst, I taught in the Boston area for several years while earning a Masters in Education and a certification in Special Education K-12. In 2006, I moved to Arlington and spent 13 years teaching Special Education students in the middle school world. In my free time, you can find me traveling, swimming, biking, gardening, and going on epic walks with my wife and two young boys. My favorite book from early childhood is Harold and the Purple Crayon. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Ashlawn family this year!