Dear Scholars and Parents,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. My name is Isra Nikoolkan and this is my second year teaching at Meadowland Elementary, while my fourth year in Loudoun County. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics as well as Asian American Studies from the College of William and Mary. I am currently attending George Mason University to obtain my Masters of Education in Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (K-12). I am a native of Loudoun County, having grown up in Ashburn and attended Dominion Trail Elementary, Farmwell Station Middle, and Broad Run High School.
Previously, I taught middle school English in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching program (JET) in Nara, Japan and was awarded a U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award to teach in South Korea. I have worked with 5th grade and 1st grade, and this year will be working with primarily Kindergarten and part of 2nd grade, exclusively at Meadowland.
As both my parents originate from Thailand and have enjoyed traveling themselves (to the point of permanent immigration to America), I too have traveled extensively throughout my life for both leisure and education, having gone back and forth between Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. In doing so, I've learned to speak English, French, Thai, Japanese, and Korean.
Please e-mail me at email@example.com if you have any further questions or concerns. I look forward to teaching and learning together with our fine Meadowland scholars throughout the year.