Curriculum Specialists

Instructional Coaches, Reading Resource Teachers, and Specialists

Specialist Team Staff

  • Title I Resource Teacher, ES
  • Itinerant Music, Strings, Teacher
  • Itinerant Music, Band, Teacher

    I have been the band director at Westlawn for many years! I even have former students who are working as teachers now. My passion is music and teaching band lets me share that with our students. Students can join band in 5th and 6th grade. I hope that I can give them a good foundation and a love of performing on a band instrument so that they will continue with band throughout their school life! Please contact me with any questions you have about band or how to sign up!

  • Music Teacher, ES
  • Librarian, ES
  • Physical Education Teacher, ES
  • Instructional Coach

    Kara McElveen joined the Westlawn Elementary family as Instructional Coach in July 2020. Before then, she was a special education teacher at Dogwood and Marshall Road Elementary Schools. She's been teaching in Fairfax County for over 20 years. Mrs. McElveen loves spending time with her family and friends, coaching swimming, and relaxing at home.

  • Technology Support Specialist
  • Music Teacher, ES
  • Office Assistant
  • School Based Technology Specialist

    Ms. Dushok began working as the SBTS at Westlawn ES in Fall 2020, right in the middle of virtual learning! Prior to being an SBTS, Ms. Dushok served as an instructional coach at Bryant High School and Whitman Middle School in FCPS, and taught math to children from elementary school to high school in Alexandria City. Ms. Dushok enjoys watching baseball, running, food tourism, and spending time with her family.

  • Art Teacher, ES
  • Title I Resource Teacher, ES
  • Title I Resource Teacher, ES

    Casey Davidow joined the Westlawn Elementary family as a Reading Coach in August 2021. Before then, she taught in DC public charter schools and DC Public Schools for 10 years. Casey loves spending time with her family, reading, running, and watching trashy TV.

  • Title I Resource Teacher, ES
  • Reading Teacher, ES

    Anna Yim joined the Westlawn Elementary family as a special education teacher in August 2010. Before then, she was a special education instructional assistant at Woodburn Elementary School. Ms. Yim loves spending time with her family and friends, cooking and baking them delicious things to eat, and relaxing at home.

  • Art Teacher, ES
  • Physical Education Teacher, ES
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Music Teacher, ES
  • Itinerant Music, Strings, Teacher

    Hello! My name is Mark Deal and this will be my 28th Year in FCPS. I'm thrilled be at Westlawn this year helping out Ms. Emery in Strings. Over my 27 years in FCPS I have taught at all levels (ES, MS, HS) and at many schools. Besides teaching I also spend some of my evenings and weekends performing with various groups in the Metro DC area.