Katy Gresh: Guidance Counselor 


Stephanie Vaccaro-Reading Specialist

Ann Berenato: K-5 Music
I have been teaching for over 20 years. My hometown is Elkhart, IN.  I have a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana and a Master's degree of teaching from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. I hold a Level III Schulwerk Certificate of music education and attend numerous conferences and workshops that teach this approach to music education.  I became a nationally board certified teacher in 2011.


John Elebash: K-5 Physical Education jelebash@mcps.org


Sarah White: Art Teacher

Hi! My name is Mrs. White and I graduated from Radford University in 2011 with a B.S. in Art Education. In the past, you may have seen me around GLE as a Teaching Aide with E², substituting and/or student teaching with Mrs. Thompson. Thank you for welcoming me back to GLE, I am so happy to be here and I look forward to creating with each of you!


Emma Bailey: STEM Teacher


Ashley Strand, Library Media Specialist  marystrand@mcps.org


Jeanne Flad: Lead Special Education Teacher


Alana Benavides: Special Education Teacher alanabenavides@mcps.orgAlana Benavides: Special Education Teacher

Erin Tryon: Special Education Teacher 

Tacey Apisa: K-12 ESL Teacher

I am from Fairfax,Virginia. I came to work for MCPS in 2001. I have my undergraduate degree in English from VT, and my master's in Education from George Mason University. I have taught English for over 15 years. I have been a teacher in Tanzania, East Africa, Washington, D.C. , Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, Va. I currently serve Gilbert Linkous and Margaret Beeks Elementary Schools. 

 Sonya BurchettSonya Burchett: Gifted Resource Teacher 

Emily EdwardsSpeech Teacher

Brenda Metro

Brenda Metro: Early Literacy/Computer Aide


Robert Guinn: Library Media Specialist 

Bob started teaching fourth grade in 1976 at GLE and also taught third grade. He started as Library Media Specialist at GLE in 2002. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education from Ohio University, a Master’s degree in Elementary Administration from Radford University, and a Virginia Library Media Specialist license from Radford University. From 2002 to 2021, Bob worked with thousands of students promoting a love of reading while also helping teachers use technology to enhance their instruction. His contributions for 45 years as an educator will never be forgotten and he will be missed!