• Masons Cove Elementary Special Education Department

    MCE Special Education


    Mrs. Annie Lonker- Teacher

    I graduated from Emory and Henry College and Radford University. This year is my 18th year of teaching.

    My wonderful husband and I have four boys who keep us busy with sports practice and daily wrestling matches in our living room. I like to read and hang out with my boys when I have free time.  

    Miss Martha Garman - Teacher

    Hello ! My name is Martha Garman. I grew up in the Catawba Valley and Graduated from Glenvar High School in 2009. After graduation I attended Concord University in Athens, WV. In 2014 I graduated with my bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Multi-Catigorical Special Education. I began my teaching career in Fayette County, WV where I taught special education for 3 years. In August of 2016 I began to search for jobs in the Roanoke And New River Valleys. In January 2017 I accepted a job in Special Education with Montgomery County schools. In June 2017 I was blessed again with a job offer in Roanoke County schools at Masons Cove Elementary. Masons Cove and the Catawba Valley have always held a special place in my heart. Having the opportunity to teach at Masons Cove has been a dream of mine. 
    In December of this year I will graduate from Concord University with my masters in Educational Leadership and Supervision. I look forward to becoming a Principal in Roanoke County Schools in the future . 
    In my free time I enjoy gardening , chicken farming, reading a good book and playing with my fur child, Silas. 

    Ms. Melissa Woods- Special Education Coordinator/ Teacher

    Hometown-Roanoke, VA

    This is my first year teaching at Masons Cove Elementary School and my 12th year teaching in the Roanoke County School System. I have a Bachelors of Arts from Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech.  

    Leslie Berger- Speech/Language Pathologist 

    Angel ShiflettCertified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) 

    Jennifer WrightMSPT, DPT- ‪Physical Therapis

    Hometown-Topping, VA; Degrees- undergraduate BA in Biology from Hollins College, Master of Science Physical Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy from VCU-Medical College of VA. Husband- Rene Reiner, son Piers Sadler Reiner (2 years old)

    Nicole Pagano- School Psychologist


    Parent Resources:


    https://chadd.org (Children and Adults with ADHD)

    www.ldonline.org (Learning Disabilities)

    Roanoke County Special Education Page