Second Grade

Welcome to Second Grade!

2nd grade team

The Second Grade Team includes:

Elizabeth Aspacio

Elizabeth Aspacio

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Aspacio. I am originally from a small town outside of Atlanta, Georgia. My husband and I moved to Arlington three years ago. This will be my fourth year at Barcroft and my twentieth year of teaching. I love animals, but especially dogs! Outside of work, I love hanging out at home with my husband and our two dogs. I also enjoy traveling on occasion.

Jen KlapperJennifer Klapper

My name is Jennifer Klapper. I live in Arlington with my husband, 3 children, and 2 dogs. In my free time I cook, read, hike, and spend time with my family. I have a masters degree in elementary education. My favorite subjects to teach are reading and writing. Barcroft is a special community, filled with amazing families and educators!

Susan Holland

Susan Holland

Hi! My name is Susan Holland. I grew up right here in South Arlington. I graduated from Wakefield High School. This is my 20th year of teaching. I spent 16 years teaching fourth grade. I love Barcroft and enjoy teaching math. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy going to the gym, reading and being with my family, including my two cats.

Michele Hamblin

Michele Hamblin

This is my seventh year teaching at Barcroft Elementary (my personal record), but I have taught at 9 different schools so far in my career. I taught for many years in Florida in the Tampa area before moving to Virginia to teach in Fairfax and then Arlington. I have been a homeroom teacher for every grade, 2nd through 6th, as well as a Gifted Resource Teacher for 12 of my years in Tampa. Japan is my place of birth, and as a child I lived in Japan, Maryland, Puerto Rico, and Pensacola, Florida (child of Navy parents). I received my undergraduate degree in education from the University of West Florida, and my graduate program was completed at the University of South Florida. I never stopped loving to learn and continue to strive to be the best person I can. Currently, my passion is learning about the healing powers of fruits and vegetables.

Janet Dorn

English Language Teacher: Janet Dorn

Hello! My name is Janet Dorn and I am originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. I love teaching English as a Second Language to my Barcroft students. I was a second language learner and the first person in my family to go to college. When I’m not at school, I like to spend time exploring new places and new foods with my friends and family.

David Groh

Special Education Teacher: David Groh

Hi! My name is David Groh. I grew up in Maryland but have lived in Northern Virginia since graduating college. This is my 11th year teaching and my fifth year teaching at Barcroft. Before Barcroft I worked with middle school students. Last year, my wife and I had a baby. When I am not teaching, I enjoy watching and attending sporting events, as well as spending time at Virginia Beach with family.


Assistant: Nury Zelaya

Louisa Ecchevarria

Assistant: Louisa Echevarria

Tasean Monroe

Assistant: Ta’Sean Monroe

Math Links!


Compare Numbers

odd even

Dragon Map


Doubling Facts

Reading, Spelling and Writing Links

story elements

Story Elements

pebble go

Pebble Go  (username and password are name of the county)

raz kids

Raz-Kids  (Ask your teacher for usernames and passwords)