Fifth Grade Team

Meet our fifth grade team

  • Grades 4-6 Teacher, ES
  • Grades 4-6 Teacher, ES

    Hey Bulldog squad, I’m Pagan!! I have taught 2nd and 5th grade here at Belvedere and I’m going into my 9th year of teaching! I graduated from Texas A&M-Kingsville with a bachelor’s in education. I attend many professional development courses around equity, inclusivity, and cultural responsibility. 

    I am from Houston, TX and LOVE baseball. (GO ‘STROS!) My husband and I moved to Virginia in 2017. I have a slight obsession with my two shepherds, Pepper and Astro. I enjoy cooking, camping, hiking, and finding new ways to challenge myself mentally and physically. 

    I appreciate working at an IB school, teaching young students how they can be caring, responsible, globally minded citizens to better our future!  

  • Gifted Education Center Teacher, ES

    Greetings! I am a Virginia native with 20+ years in public education, all in FCPS. My name is Wes Vaughan.  

    Beyond the classroom, I cherish quality time spent with friend both near and far. And, continuing the search for my future fur-baby. 🐶

    As I embark on a new chapter, I am thrilled to immerse myself in “all things” IB PYP.  Most importantly, is the eagerness to build genuine, meaningful connections throughout the school year.

  • Gifted Education Center Teacher, ES

    I have lived in Virginia since I was young, and am an FCPS graduate from George C. Marshall High School where I earned an IB certificate. 

    For my undergraduate studies, I attended the University of Virginia and earned a B.A. in biology. After visiting a 5th grade classroom to teach some systems lessons to students, I soon realized that the only thing I loved more than doing science was teaching it. I went on to receive my Master’s of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from George Mason University.

    I am excited to join the Belvedere Bulldogs for my 8th consecutive year of teaching 5th grade. IB PYP will be new for me, but the principles behind it embody everything I value about education.

    In my spare time, you can find me relaxing at home with my partner of 13 years and our 20 year old Quaker parrot named Peep. I enjoy crafting, aquaculture, and playing video games.  

  • Gifted Education Center Teacher, ES