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Ms. Diane My-Dung Diep Le
I was born in Vietnam but grew up in Los Angeles, California. For the past 28 years, I have been living in Loudoun County, Virginia.
I graduated from California State University of Northridge (CSUN) with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology, and also completed courses in Elementary Education and in Early Childhood Special Education Program there. In December 2020, I completed the Career Switcher Program at Shenandoah University, with an endorsement in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Working with children has been my calling. I have worked as an Early Intervention Specialist at the PWC Parent-Infant Education Program, a coach of the Woodgrove HS debate team, an art teacher, a behavior specialist at Psychological Support Services, a residential group home counselor for the Linden Center, and a teacher assistant in several elementary schools.
I arrived in the U.S. knowing a few English words and only the basics of Vietnamese. However, as I advanced in my education, I have developed a love for the English Language and I hope to inspire my students to love the language as well. This will be my third year at Discovery ES as an EL teacher. I will be working with Kindergarten and first-grade students this year. I am looking forward to a wonderful learning discovery with my students.
As for interests and hobbies, I have too many. I enjoy reading historical fiction books; gardening, crafting, drawing, painting; and exercising. I have a lifelong fascination with libraries; whichever city I travel to, I will make it my mission to visit one. Growing up in California has instilled in me a deep appreciation for nature and a love of camping. I believe in community engagement and volunteerism. Since college, I have been participating in many volunteer activities. I am fluent in Vietnamese, both in writing and speaking.