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The English Language Arts/Reading Team
The Ashlawn English Language Arts/Reading team would like to welcome you to Ashlawn Elementary School.
Ms. Meg Bransford
A native Arlingtonian, I attended James Madison University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in Early Childhood and English. Shortly after beginning my teaching career at Ashlawn in 1995, I decided to pursue a Masters in Education at the University of Virginia where I received my reading specialist license. I enjoy working with Ashlawn’s talented, supportive and fun staff. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, driving my children all over Arlington, and taking family walks with my sons Riley and Casey, husband Tim and sweet pup Elphie. My favorite children’s book is Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.
Mrs. Allison Gordon
As a young girl, my Army family moved nine times before I graduated high school in Northern Virginia. Experiencing new homes and cultures was an integral part in developing my passions today for travel, reading, fashion, and hiking. With a Bachelors in Education from Radford University and Masters in Reading from Virginia Tech, for the past 28 years, I have proudly worked to help young readers achieve success. After years of teaching experience and reading research into the science of reading and how the brain learns to read, I believe the best method for teaching children to read is through a structured literacy approach. Orton Gillingham, LETRS training, and ongoing professional development have provided the necessary tools for me to ensure students succeed in becoming literate. Having two sons, 18 and 14, with my husband Erik, we work to impart our understanding of the world on to them. One son, a reluctant reader when younger, discovered his joy of reading through the same series I did 35 years prior in the Choose Your Own Adventure series. As a child I wanted to be riding bikes and exploring in the woods. This series was the first to hook me in by drawing upon my excitement and choice for the next big adventure. Living in Loudoun County with my family and our four legged son/dog, Cash, we manage to find lots of adventure in the beautiful nature surrounding us!
To learn more information of the English Language Arts program explore the English Language Arts district site page.
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