The Ashlawn EL team would like to welcome you to Ashlawn Elementary School.
Dana Crepeau has been teaching for 18 years. When not teaching, she can be found reading, cooking, hiking, singing, and playing games with her family. Dana’s two children are Ashlawn graduates and currently attend Kenmore Middle School. She is looking forward to a great year ahead!
Ms. Amy Fong
I grew up across the continents of Africa, Asia, and North America which developed in me a love for cultures and learning with and from others. I love working with students from multiple cultures and countries. I have been an EL teacher at Ashlawn for eight years going on nine and I have been teaching for a total of 16 years. Prior to working at Ashlawn, I worked as a classroom teacher (various grade levels between 1st-3rd grade) at a private school. I have an undergraduate degree in early childhood education with an ESOL endorsement from John Brown University and an master’s degree in reading education from the University of Virginia. I love spending time with my husband, my 6 year old daughter, and my 4 year old son. I love reading, exercising, eating tasty food from all over the world, and exploring new places. My favorite children’s book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. I love working at Ashlawn because of the people. It’s such a supportive and inclusive community which I’m so thankful to be a part of.
Ms. Terry Hill
I am a Marymount University graduate and a retired APS elementary teacher. After teaching 31 years in APS, I was Ashlawn’s school-based substitute for 4 years and is currently a part-time HILT assistant. My favorite children’s books are The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and the Mr.Putter &Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant. I enjoy yoga, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends. I can assure you that going into my 17th year at Ashlawn, I truly love the community, my colleagues, and especially the kids!
Ms. Ofelia Oronoz
Welcome! This is my fourth year teaching at Ashlawn and being an Eagle soaring to new heights. I am originally from Venezuela, where I earned a BA in English and German at the Universidad Central. I have been living in Virginia over 20 years and I received my Master of Education degree in Multiculture and Multilingualism at George Mason University in Fairfax. I enjoy nature walks, reading and traveling. My favorite children’s book is “The Color Monster” written by Anna Llenas
Mrs. Wendy Ward
This is my sixth year teaching at Ashlawn, and it is a joy to work with our Global citizens and the outstanding staff and administration at Ashlawn. I decided to become an English language teacher after living, working, and tutoring English in Japan. I received my undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, and I received my Master of Education degree, in Teaching Second Languages, from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. I am a native Virginian and enjoy spending time with my husband and two teenage sons outdoors, walking our dog and reading. My favorite children’s book is “Click, Clack, Moo” written by Doreen Cronin.
Office of English Learners
Arlington Public Schools believes that all English Language Learners achieve their fullest potential while building upon their diverse language and cultural backgrounds. The EL office collaborates with APS staff to guide, support and monitor instruction that develops academic language and content knowledge to accelerate student progress. The EL Office also collaborates with APS staff to build effective parental and community involvement that promotes student achievement.
For more information about the Office of English Learners program in Arlington Public Schools, please explore the Office of English Learners website.