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Mr. Adams is a product of Fairfax County Public Schools, having attended Cameron Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Edison High School! He has worked at Rose Hill for 30 years. He considers school his home and the staff and students his family members. When not at school you’ll find him cheering on local sports teams, reading, watching television, and relaxing. Mr. Adams loves being a Rocket!
Ms. Coppola is a compassionate teacher and will be starting her 3rd year teaching at Rose Hill. Ms. Coppola is originally from Connecticut and got her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. During her first year at Rose Hill, she led a dance club for students. For her second year, she took on a different creative endeavor- working as an Assistant Director for the Rose Hill Players 2018 performance. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Zumba classes, taking walks through the local nature trails, and playing with a grey tabby cat.
Señora Cruz is from Lima-Perú, she has lived in the US for 15 years and has worked for Rose Hill ES for three years as a 1st grade Immersion teacher. She graduated from Maristas HS (Lima-Perú). She earned a bachelor’s degree in Marcelino Champagnat University (Lima- Perú). She continued her education in Northern Virginia Community College and Trinity Washington University. When she is with her family, she enjoys cooking, dancing and listening, and Peruvian traditions.
Mrs. Simons is a first grade teacher at Rose Hill. Born and raised in Alexandria, Mrs. Simons is an FCPS graduate and attended Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. The Simons family includes two Rose Hill Rockets; Jaxson (4th grade), Mason (Kindergarten), Mr. Simons, a dog (Bentley) and a cat (Willow). In her free time Mrs. Simons enjoys coaching field hockey, traveling the world, reading avidly and spending time with her family.
Miss Waffird is from the islands of Hawai’i but has lived in Alexandria for many years, having attended Mark Twain Middle School and Edison High School. Miss Waffird studied education at James Madison University and graduated with her Master’s degree in Teaching in 2017. In her spare time she enjoys watching football, playing volleyball and is a cheerleading coach at Edison High School.