Mrs. Chidester was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia.  She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Go Hokies! After a few years she realized teaching was her calling so she went back to school and earned her degree in elementary education.  She has been teaching STEAM in Fairfax County previously and is excited to begin her STEAM adventure at Chris Yung as we move FULL STEAM AHEAD with MINDS SET ON THE FUTURE.  Mrs. Chidester and her husband Brian live in Gainesville with their old son Elias and daughter McKinley.  She loves being crafty at home and doing diy projects.  She has also become a runner in the last few years and loves doing races with her family.