Crystal Schirmer is a welcomed addition to the AAE faculty. Mrs. Schirmer is joining the Upper Elementary team. She is also the STEAM teacher extraordinaire. Mrs. Schirmer has a wealth of 15 years of teaching experience. She has her Master’s of Teaching from VCU along with endorsements in both Administration and Leadership and Gifted Education from JMU. Mrs. Schirmer has written science curriculum for Chesterfield County, was a Lighthouse Coordinator, and a Girls on the Run coach. She enjoys making sure her students know they are cared for and engaged in their own learning. In her free time, Mrs. Schirmer enjoys traveling with her husband and her son. She also has 3 dogs, Luna, Stripe and Gizmo.