English Learners || Apoyo de inglés

Meet the Team  || Conozca al Equipo

Caroline Peterson

Ms. Caroline Peterson


Hola! I am Ms. Peterson and I live in Arlington, VA. I studied Sociology and TESOL at the College of William and Mary before going to UVA to get my Masters in Teaching. I am excited to be back in an immersion school after attending one myself and working at one for two years. I love reading, spending time with my cat, and swimming. Juntos Brillemos!





Sheila MajdiMs. Sheila Majdi-Beltran


Hello Families, I am so excited to be working with you and your children! My name is Sheila Majdi-Beltran and I am from Fairfax County, Virginia. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, VA and received a Masters of Education from the University of Virginia. Languages are my passion – I speak English, Spanish and Farsi, and value the importance of raising our children in multicultural, multilingual environments. What fun it is to be a part of the Claremont Community!



Kathleen CodyMs. Kathleen Cody


This is my 5th 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, reading, exercising, 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!