English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • ESOL Teacher, ES
  • ESOL Teacher, ES
  • ESOL Teacher, ES

    Ms. Primmer has been teaching at Braddock Elementary for 7 years and in Fairfax County Public Schools for nearly 20 years. She has been a classroom teacher in second and third grades and an ESOL teacher in grades K-6. Ms. Primmer has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Mary Washington College and a Master’s Degree in Multilingual and Multicultural Education from George Mason University.

    Ms. Primmer enjoys reading, dancing, and spending time outside on the weekends.  She also loves to be with her family, and takes martial arts lessons with her sons. 

    Braddock is a special place to Ms. Primmer because she attended this school as a child.  She loves helping the children from her home community to grow as learners, thinkers, and individuals. 

  • ESOL Teacher, ES

    Ms. Rocillo has been an educator for over 30 years with a teaching experience that ranges from preschool to adult.  She has been with FCPS for 18 years, and with Braddock ES for the last 4 years.

    In her spare time, Ms. Rocillo loves to do arts and crafts, refurbish old furniture, read mystery novels and watch movies.

    Ms. Rocillo is looking forward to a great school year working with our English learners and supporting all our children.

  • ESOL Teacher, ES

    My name is Maureen Thiede, ESOL teacher here at Braddock ES.  I have been working as an ESOL teacher for over twenty years in the U.S., as well as abroad.  I was born and raised in Verona, NJ.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, from Caldwell College, in NJ.  I received my Masters of Science in Education, with a concentration in ESOL, from Fordham University, in NY.

              I have two girls, one in high school and elementary school.  As a family, we like to ski, swim, travel, skate, and watch movies! I have lived on four continents and my girls three continents.  I look forward to another exciting year here at Braddock.

  • ESOL Teacher, ES

    This is Ms. Williams’ thirteenth year teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools. She’s taught third and fourth grade as a classroom teacher and ESOL at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School as well as ESOL at Mount Vernon High School.  Ms. Williams has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Florida A & M University and a Master’s Degree from George Mason University in Integrating Technology in the classroom. 

    Ms. Williams enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her family on the weekends.  She also loves to bake cookies, cupcakes and other sweet treats in her spare time. 

    This is her fourth year here at Braddock Elementary School and she is ecstatic to be here.  Inspiring younger learners to think creatively and solve critical problems is what she’s ready to do. 

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services help students achieve academic success, develop critical thinking skills, and solve problems. More specifically, ESOL services: 

  • Develops English learners’ language proficiency and communication skills.

  • Creates rigorous content-based curricula and resources to foster English learners’ collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

  • Supports English learners’ access to advanced academics or appropriate special services.

  • Provides learning environments that build on students’ diverse academic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.

  • Promotes active participation of English learners and their families in the school community.

ESOL English for Speakers of Other Langauages (Elementary)