My name is Ashleigh Magrin, and I am very excited to be teaching Spanish to the OLPH students in first through eighth grades this year. I teach on Mondays and Fridays, and I see first through fourth grades one time a week, and the upper grades twice a week.
I grew up in Connecticut and Upstate New York, and I completed my undergraduate degree in Spanish at the University of Northern Iowa. From there, I entered the workforce as a meeting planner for the Professional Insurance Agents Association of NY, NJ, CT and NH, and later for the United States Chamber of Commerce. After a few years, I decided to return to my education roots, and began my Masters program at The George Washington University in Secondary Education. I taught secondary and high school Spanish in the Fairfax County Public School system in VA for 4 years before my husband and I decided that I would stay home with my children while they’re still young.
After 5 years, my older son has now started kindergarten, and my 3 year old son Colin will is starting preschool. Just when I was starting to think about returning to work part-time, the position here at OLPH opened, up, and I knew it would be perfect.
On a personal note, my husband and I have been married for 11 years. We have two sons – Aaron is 5 and Colin is 3. We are parishioners at OLPH, and love the family feel of our parish.
You’ve probably seen me around; my son Aaron was in the Pre-K class of 2012, and I spent many hours volunteering at lunch duty, among other things. I’m so happy to be here at OLPH!