Phone: 571-252-2280


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Ms. Marilyn Ampadu


Hello, Trailside Pack!

I am thrilled to begin another whirlwind year! I am so excited that we will be back in person, and for all the great discussions, collaborations, and memories we'll share this year!

I am originally from Gahna, but some of my elementary education was in LCPS before I moved to my self-proclaimed hometown of Winchester, VA. I completed a Bachelors in Chemistry and a Masters in Education at William & Mary. While most of my practice is in science, I have a great appreciation for every subject and am always up for learning something new!

I belive education is a unique, lifelong process, and I am so honored to share a part of that journey with our Trailside families. This year will be full of new adjustments for all of us, but I am confident that we will rise to the occasion! We will find ways to make meaningful connections, not only with each other, but also with the physical and molecular wonders that make up our world. And, of course, we will laugh! 

When I’m not pondering the periodic table, I can usually be found eating and listening to music or a podcast. I am an avid reader, watch way too much television, and enjoy relaxing with friends and family. I love travelling, mostly by plane, but trains, cars, bikes, and ships are also great! I like to volunteer, plan events, and meet people from all parts of the world.

I look forward to meeting and learning with all of you!


The capacity to learn is a gift

The ability to learn is a skill

The willingness to learn is a choice.

--- Brian Herbert ---