The English for Speakers of Other Languages/High Intensity Language Training (ESOL/HILT) program of Arlington Public Schools serves students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Bienvenidos || Welcome
Mrs. Sheila Majdi
My name is Sheila Majdi and I am from Vienna, VA. This will be my fifth year teaching, and my first at Claremont. I received a master’s in Education from the University of Virginia. This year I look forward to working with students and families to promote strategies for bilingualism and biliteracy both inside and outside school walls. I speak English, Spanish and Farsi, and during my free time I love to travel.
Ms. Kathleen Cody
2020/2021 will be my third year at Claremont! I have taught ESOL, Spanish, and Italian in all my years as a teacher. I earned my Bachelor’s (Spanish and Linguistics) and Master’s degree (Teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education) at Georgetown University and my Education Specialist degree in Reading at UVA. I love traveling, exercise, and spending time with my family!
Dr. Muhib Abdur-Rahman
My name is Muhib Abdur-Rahman, and I am an English Learner Teacher here at Claremont. Having previously taught at the middle and high school level, I am excited to part of an Immersion learning community.
Ms. Samantha Kirch
Hi! My name is Samantha Kirch. I speak English and Spanish and I look forward to partnering with students and families. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I also like yoga, hiking with my dog, and spending time with my friends and family. We are going to have a great year!