Ms. Alyssa D'Amore-Yarnall
Miss D’Amore-Yarnall is originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut. Upon graduating high school, Miss D’Amore-Yarnall moved to Philadelphia, PA where she attended Saint Joseph’s University. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special Education. Upon graduating from her undergraduate degree, she continued her education at SJU and received her Masters in Education with a Reading Specialist Certification. After graduating, Ms. D’Amore-Yarnall moved to Arlington with her sister. Ms. D’Amore-Yarnall also enjoys running, working on her scrapbook, spending time with her family friends and reading. Ms. D’Amore-Yarnall is ecstatic to be teaching second grade at Patrick Henry!
Ms. McDonald is originally from Ambler, Pennsylvania and moved to Arlington in the summer of 2012. She received her Bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA and went on to receive her Masters degree in Reading from Saint Joseph’s University as well. Ms. McDonald taught fourth grade in Hatfield, PA before moving to Virginia. This is Ms. McDonald’s first year teaching at Henry and is extremely happy to be here! When she is not teaching, Ms. McDonald loves to exercise, read, and spend time with family and friends. She is always looking for new, fun, and exciting adventures to keep herself busy!
Mrs. John received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Special Education from MNU in Olathe, Kansas. She received her MEd from Marymount University She has taught at Henry since 1999.
The John‘s have lived in Arlington for 19 years and have three children that have attended Arlington schools. Mrs. John loves to read, garden, sing and play games with her family (She is the Scattergories Queen.).