Fifth Grade || Quinto Grado

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Bienvenidos a quinto grado || Welcome to fifth grade

Video: Haz clic para conoce a nuestro equipo

Video: Click to meet our team


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Back to School Night || Noche de regreso a clases

Check out the Back to School presentation Sept. 2021

Mire la presentación de la reunión de regreso a clase sept. 2021

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Ms. Anna Engelbrecht


I am excited to be at Claremont for my fifth year. I was born in North Carolina but spent most of my early years moving to new places as my father received new assignments with the U.S. Army. My teaching journey began with my attendance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and continued as our U.S. Air Force family traveled around the world. I have taught in North Carolina, Virginia on several occasions, Hawaii, and Germany. I am the proud mom of two, Marie, who lives in Arizona, and Joey, who is stationed in Korea with the U.S. Air Force. When I am not teaching, I enjoy making my three dogs happy with a lot of attention and many treats and binge-watching shows on TV with my husband. I am excited to share my experiences and learn from my students’ experiences.

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Hola Parrots! My name is Chelsea Marcelin and I am a proud graduate of the University of Virginia – GO HOOS – with a master’s degree in Elementary Education. I love working with children and aim to instill both confidence and a love for learning in all the students who enter my classroom. In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy spending time at the beach, teaching and taking dance classes, enjoying live theater, and watching the New England Patriots!

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Saludos, soy el Sr. Cruz y mi lugar de nacimiento es Puerto Rico. He sido maestro de matemáticas por más de 2o años. Mi experiencia enseñando matemáticas fluctúa desde cuarto grado hasta nivel universitario. En mi tiempo libre me gusta jugar ajedrez, hacer ejercicios, jugar videos juegos (Dota 2) escuchar música y estudiar matemáticas! Lo se, soy un NERD! 😉 Estoy muy contento y motivado de tener la oportunidad de enseñar en la Escuela de Immersion Claremont y sé que sera año excelente!

 Elisabeth Lua photoSrta. Elisabeth Lúa


Un saludo acompañado de un afectuoso abrazo para todos. Soy la Srta. Lúa nacií y me crie en California. Soy hija de padres inmigrantes mexicanos que me enseñaron a trabajar duro para cumplir mis sueños. Estudié la licenciatura en la Universidad de California Los Angeles (UCLA). Después de trabajar como voluntaria en un programa alfabetización de AmeriCorps, decidí continuar mi educación. Me mude a Nueva York dónde obstuve un Master en Educación Bilingüe y Multicultural de la Universidad de Columbia. Me encanta aprender, viajar, contar historias, comprar cosas de segunda mano, y conocer nuevas personas. Tendremos un año fabuloso!

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Sra. Valeria Ramirez

Valeria Ramirez is the 5th-grade Bilingual Teacher at Claremont Immersion Elementary. Before joining Claremont, Ms. Ramirez taught 5th grade at DC Public Schools and have student taught 5th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in Fairfax County, Arlington County, and DC Public Schools. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Educational Psychology at George Mason University and a Master’s Degree in Education at George Washington University. Ms. Ramirez also attended Arlington Public Schools at Long Branch Elementary and is an alumnus of Wakefield High School. Building strong relationships with students come first in Ms. Ramirez’s teaching philosophy. She challenges her students to be curious and creative in their thinking with a goal to have students engaged throughout their day of learning. She promotes a class family-oriented classroom and makes a continued effort to support the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of her students through the whole child approach. She enjoys philosophical discussions, traveling to the islands, reading books that open the mind, and spending time with her son, especially on the court!