Functional Life Skills

Welcome to Functional Life Skills

Functional Life Skills Teachers

The Functional Life Skills team would like to welcome you to Ashlawn Elementary School.  Arlington Public Schools offers a continuum of services in a variety of settings, including inclusion in the general education classroom and self-contained classes, based on the needs of each student. Ashlawn hosts a countywide functional life skills class.

For more information about special education in Arlington Public Schools, please visit: The APS district special education page

Mr. Chris Jones
I have been with Arlington Public Schools for 15 years. I have been teaching Functional Life Skills for most of that time.  I like to ride my motorcycle, fight fires, and wear my Vibram 5 Finger Shoes around.  My favorite color is pink and I highly dislike chocolate and coffee.

 Madeline Long

Hi everyone! My name is Madeline and I am the new Life Skills Teacher at Ashlawn. This is my 3rd year at Ashlawn, having taught 3rd Grade for two years prior. I also worked at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Program and as an ABA Therapist at a clinic for students with Autism in Louisiana. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Louisiana State University and my Master’s in Special Education at George Mason University. In my spare time, I enjoy taking Pilates classes, shopping at Target and watching the Bachelor. A fun fact about me is that I have been bungee jumping and skydiving! I’m looking forward to another great year at Ashlawn – Go Eagles!