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Mrs. Amaya is a New York City native. She grew up close to Yankee Stadium and spent many summer nights watching them play. As a young adult, she worked with at-risk youth teaching them how to swim. This experience inspired her to become a teacher. Mrs. Amaya obtained her bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Marymount University. This will be her 7th year as a Rose Hill Rocket. On her time off you can find Mrs. Amaya at home chasing after her two small children.
Mrs. McMichael is originally from West Virginia. She obtained her undergraduate from Wittenberg University, her BA in Foreign Language from West Virginia University, and her degree as a Math Specialist from George Mason University. She began her teaching career in Spanish Immersion at Fort Hunt Elementary School about twenty years ago and has been with Rose Hill since 2016. Mrs. McMichael enjoys spending down time at home with her husband and daughter.
Mrs. Samuels was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Her parents still live in the home where she lived at during her youth. She graduated from Banneker Senior High School and Howard University.
She hasn't always been a teacher. After graduating from college, she worked for State Farm Insurance until she decided she wanted to educate our future leaders and become a teacher. She earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from George Mason University. Her first teaching job was here at Rose Hill Elementary School in 2007 and has been a Rocket ever since. She has taught all of the even grades: 2nd, 4th, and 6th.
One of the most important things to her is family. Mrs. Samuels is married and has twin daughters who recently graduated from college. Without their support, she couldn’t have become the teacher that she is today.
Mr. Seagraves is the new sixth grade teacher at Rose Hill. This is his twenty-sixth year as a teacher and thirteenth year working for Fairfax County Schools. He was born and raised in Plain City, Ohio. This is a small city about twenty-five miles outside of Columbus, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from Urbana University and his graduate degree from The Ohio State University. Mr. Seagraves spent the past year in Krakow, Poland. He visited over twenty countries and will be sharing his experiences and pictures with his students. His interests include history, college football, softball, bowling, traveling, and making new friends.
Ms. White is a Fairfax County native. She was an FCPS student and went on to graduate from James Madison University with her Masters in Elementary Education. Ms. White is going into her 2nd year of teaching and will be working with the 5th and 6th graders this year in the Spanish Immersion Program. Ms. White has a passion for music. She sang in an acapella group during her college years and now enjoys singing in a band with her dad & brother at local venues in the DC area.