Emily Van Ostern

20210813_133704 - Emily Van OsternMy name is Emily Van Ostern and I teach 5th Grade at Barrett Elementary. This is my 12th year of teaching and is my first year at Barrett. Before joining Barrett I taught in Fairfax County for 11 years in both Kindergarten and 2nd grade. I grew up outside of Boston, MA but came down to DC to attend The George Washington University. I got both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from GW and have lived in the area ever since! I live in Arlington with my husband and our 2 children, Holly (3) and Alden (1). I love teaching and helping students find their voice and confidence. In my personal time, I love to cook, do Pilates and go on adventures as a family.


  • Science - Grade 5
  • Mathematics - Grade 5
  • Reading - Grade 5
  • Social Studies - Grade 5
  • Language Arts - Grade 5
  • Homeroom - Grade 5