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The fabulous ELL Team at FHR 2015-2016
From Left to Right: Julie Huynh (3rd Grade), Nicole Lutz (2nd Grade), Jessica Pantoja (4th & 5th Grade), Wezi Thindwa (ELL Coach), Angela Brown (1st Grade), and Sarah Loredo (Kindergarten) 
 Meet Your ELL Teachers! 
Ms. Sarah A. Loredo - Kindergarten ELL Teacher 
Originally from Bolivia, earned a Masters on the Sciece of Teaching Reading at Shenandoah University in June of 2012. I attained my ELLTeaching Certificate and my undergraduate degree in Mass Media and Communications at George Mason University. I taught at FHR K-5 ELL from 2008 to 2012 and now focus on the teaching of K-ELL. For the five years prior, I taught the Guilford Gators in the Sterling Park area. Before that, for five years I worked in Ashburn, at Broad Run High School assisting in the teaching of the ELL Spartans. I am involved with live interpreting and literature translation from English to Spanish in my local congregation in Countryside, Sterling, Virginia. 

Ms. Nicole Lutz - 1st Grade ELL Teacher
I am very excited to be part of the ELL team at FHR this year.  While I am new to FHR, this is my twelfth year of teaching.  I spent the past three years as an ELL teacher at Sterling Elementary School.  I began my teaching career in Alexandria, VA where I taught middle school ELL for five years before becoming a teacher specialist for two years.  I have worked with first through fifth grade ELL students as well as seventh and eighth grade ELL students, across all content areas and at all levels of English language acquisition, from basic to advanced.
I graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, have a Master’s Degree in ELL from George Mason University and I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Reading and National Board Certification. 

I live in Leesburg with my husband and our two young sons.  I look forward to working with the first grade ELL students this year.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns at

                 Ms. Huynh, 2/3 ELL Teacher
- Ms. Huynh, 3 Grade ELL Teacher

Ms. Huynh is from the Golden State of California She relocated to Virginia in 2013. She attended University of San Francisco for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.She taught Special Education for twelve years in California, from Pre-school to 5th grade,where she also earned her National Board Teaching Certificate in 2011. This year she serves third grade ELLs and looks forward to a great school year, teaching, learning, and growing together with the amazing FHR team. Go Ravens! When she is not teaching, she enjoys outdoor adventures, cooking, attending visual and performing arts, reading, walking her dog, traveling, and learning new things by attending classes and reading. Any questions or concerns, please contact her at


 Ms. Jessica Pantoja  - 4/5 Grade ELL Teacher
Ms. Pantoja was hired mid-year in 2012-2013 as an ELL teacher.  Born and raised in California (Los Angeles County), she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Riverside and her multiple subject credential, with an ELL endorsement, from Cal Poly Pomona.  She worked as an elementary school teacher for San Bernardino City Unified School District in San Bernardino, CA for four years before moving to Purcellville, VA.  Ms. Pantoja has loved working at FHR and has appreciated everyone accepting her with a collaborative spirit.  She feels very lucky to have found a school she can already call "home" and looks forward to a terrific school year.