Ms. Edwards is a NOVA transplant from the central Midwest area. While in the Midwest, she earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with Reading and Science endorsements from the University of Dubuque, her English as a New Language endorsement from Wichita State University, and her Masters Degree in Administrative Leadership from Indiana University. Ms. Edwards has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors of education and has traveled throughout the United States, as well as Guam, helping turnaround schools. Throughout her 20+ years in education, Ms. Edwards has won several awards including the Good Apple Teaching Award, Teacher of the Year, Virginia ASCD Impact Award, and most recently, the Outstanding Leader Award. Now that she’s not traveling as much, Ms. Edwards enjoys baking and doing crafty projects.
Mr. Staroscik is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Elementary Education and began his career in education at the elementary level, teaching 3rd grade in Northampton County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. After three years there, he moved to northern Virginia to work for FCPS teaching 3rd and 4th grade at Mantua ES. Once he earned his Master’s degree in 2007 from George Mason University in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Multilingual/Multicultural Education, he taught middle school ESOL at Cooper, Rocky Run, and South County encompassing all disciplines. Mr. Staroscik earned his endorsement in administration through the Accelerated Certification Cohort (ACC) in FCPS. On a personal note, he enjoys hiking, traveling, yard work, cooking, binge-watching TV shows, and basically anything else he can do with his wife and three pups Jackson, Moosha, and Lady.