Archives: Staff Pages

Katie Allen

Hello! My name is Katie Allen, and I am so excited to be a kindergarten teacher here at Cardinal Elementary School.  As a native of Arlington, I attended Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. I completed my undergraduate education at James Madison University in both Marketing and English. After four years of successfully selling computers, I wanted […]

Shannon Brandt

My name is Shannon Brandt and I am so excited to be joining Cardinal this year! I have been teaching since 2013. I started off teaching first grade in Fairfax County Public Schools before coming to Arlington and teaching third grade at Nottingham Elementary School. I took the 2021-2022 school year off to stay home […]

Lauren Baskins

I am excited to be a member of the fifth-grade team at Cardinal Elementary. My name is Lauren Baskins and I began my teaching journey in 2017 in California followed by Louisiana and now here in Arlington. I received my B.S in Hospitality Administration from Boston University. I am a veteran and Marine Corps spouse […]

Jill Miller

I am the School Library Media Specialist for Cardinal Elementary. This is my 6th year as a Library Media Specialist. Prior to working in a school library, I taught secondary Social Studies for 13 years. While working as a teacher my passion for information, research and technology grew, driving me to obtain a School Media […]

Christina Quinn

My name is Christina Quinn. I am the counselor for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade. This is my first year working at Cardinal, but I joined the McKinley/ Cardinal community 11 years earlier, when my oldest daughter started Kindergarten. I am so excited to be joining Cardinal’s amazing staff this year! I received my […]

Tracey McDonnell

My name is Tracey McDonnell.  I am excited to join Cardinal as a Kindergarten Assistant this year!  Before coming to Cardinal I was a Kindergarten Assistant at Tuckahoe for 11 years and one year with the VLP.  I am originally from the Midwest and earned a BS in business administration from Indiana University.  In my […]

CeeCee Broderick

My name is Celia (CeeCee) Broderick, and I have been working at Cardinal (former McKinley) Elementary since 2006. I work in the Library and assist in classrooms. I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life and attended Arlington Public Schools. I have four children (and four grandchildren) and my two younger kids are former […]

Summers Henderson

My name is Summers Henderson, and I have been teaching at Cardinal since 2021. I grew up in Virginia, got my undergraduate degree at Randolph-Macon College, and received my master’s in teaching from Liberty University. I live in Arlington with my husband, two sons, and dog. I love to walk the trails around Arlington, read […]

Bria Washington

Hi Kindergarten families! My name is Bria Washington and I have been teaching kindergarten since 2018. I grew up right here in Northern Virginia and attended James Madison University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees (Go Dukes!) before beginning my teaching career in Loudoun County.  When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my […]

Bethany Johnson

Hi! My name is Bethany Johnson, and I teach K-5 general music.  This is my second year at Cardinal Elementary and I am so excited for another music-filled year!  I grew up in Richmond, Virginia before moving to Northern Virginia to attend George Mason University. I received a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in […]