English Learners || Apoyo de inglés

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.

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Bienvenidos  || Welcome 

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 Diana Silva photoMs. Diana Silva



My name is Diana Silva, and I am one of the English Language (EL) teachers this year. I have been a teacher for five years. I got my bachelor’s at George Mason University and my Master’s at the University of Salamanca. In my free time, I love to travel and learn about new cultures. I also enjoy going to the beach with my two dogs. We are going to learn so many great things this year, and I am looking forward to every minute of it!


Kathleen Cody photoMs. Kathleen Cody


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This is my 4th 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 and pets!

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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 be part of an Immersion learning community.



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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!