Ashley grew up in Manassas, Virginia. When she is not teaching, Ashley can be found hiking and/or traveling- usually these hobbies overlap. Some of her favorite trips include Peru and Zion National Park. Ashley is an avid historian, reader, and pizza-eater.
Erica grew up in New Jersey and attended American University. While at college, Erica had the opportunity to student teach in Meredith’s classroom. She loves traveling in general, but her favorite area is the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, Erica can be found hiking, swimming, or searching for a new favorite sushi place.
Erica grew up in a few states, but spent most of her childhood in Maryland. She enjoys fitness, yoga, listening to '80s music, and attending concerts. She thinks The Doobie Brothers have put on the best show so far.
Gemma was born in England, but was raised in Williamsburg, Virginia. She came to the DC area to complete her degrees from George Mason University. Gemma enjoys reading and Zumba, and she is not afraid to do anything to make her students smile!
Jose is from Salamanca, Spain, the city with the third oldest university in the world. He moved to Washington, D.C. to work as a Spanish teacher. In his free time, Jose plays and coaches soccer. He loves traveling, and has visited more than 75 countries.
Katie grew up in New Jersey and ended up in the DC area after attending James Madison University. When she's not teaching, you can find Katie cooking up a big meal for friends, reading, or exploring DC. She's always on the lookout for the best tacos and doughnuts in any area in which she travels!
Meg grew up in the lovely little town of Hillsborough, North Carolina, before going to graduate school in Virginia. Now she lives with her darling daughter and their happy menagerie of rescues on a tiny farm. Her very favorite activities are helping things to grow, from seeds and trees to goslings and goats to ideas, artists, and stories.