Phone: 571.252.2820


Degrees and Certifications:

M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction Reading Specialist - State of Virginia English as a Second Language - PK-12

Mrs. Onate

Mrs. Shelley Oñate is enjoying her thirteenth year here as an ELL Teacher at Harper Park Middle School.

She has a B.A. from Mary Baldwin University and graduated from George Mason University with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Literacy Pk-12. She is also a licensed Reading Specialist with the state of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia State Reading Association - Washington, DC Chapter. VSRA advocates for students in their pursuit of literacy success by providing support to ensure all children have access to rich and vigorous materials and programs to spark a love for reading.  This year is her sixth year as a New Teacher Mentor with Loudoun County.

This summer, she spent time taking four additional graduate-level courses, home remodeling, and spending time with family.  She and her husband, Erik, have three boys and enjoy living in the beautiful countryside of Clarke County. Their Great Pyrenees, Misty, is four years old and the light in our lives. She loves taking walks several times a week at their favorite place, The Virginia State Arboretum (Blandy Experimental Farm) where Mrs. Onate learned that her ancestors in the 1700s actually owned that property and several thousand acres in Virginia to include the land her home in which her home is located. Discovering her family ancestry is also a passionate pastime of hers. 

Mrs. Onate will be co-teaching with English 6, English 8, and Science 6. Her daily schedule is below. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to help! We hope your child has a fantastic year as a Harper Park Hurricane! 

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In our ELL department, students are working on different academic levels across the content areas. They have varied homework assignments. Please be diligent in checking your child’s agenda or their Google Classroom accounts nightly to keep pace with their classes. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or me should you have any questions or concerns. 
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Last Modified on December 2, 2021