Martie Zimmet is one of our full-time EL teachers here at “the Station”. She loves her students and enjoys watching them grow in their English skills throughout the school year. She earned her EL license in June 2014 from George Mason University and also has a Masters in Elementary Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has taught various elementary grade levels in Florida, California, and Puerto Rico before coming to Loudoun. She has three children, senior twins at Loudoun Valley High School, and her oldest is in his second year at JMU this year! Her high schoolers are involved in a multitude of sports, so you may see her on the sidelines or in the stands in the evenings and on the weekends.
Hi, my name is Margie Lazo, and I am an itinerant EL teacher here at Belmont Station. I team with Mrs. Zimmet, Miss Myers, and the classroom teachers to help students improve their social and academic English language skills. This will be my eighth year as an LCPS teacher, and my fifth as an EL teacher. I have a special education background (MEd from University of Virginia) and a theater background (BA from Mount Holyoke and MFA from University of Virginia) and am always seeking creative ways to make speaking, reading and writing English fun for our students. I received my EL endorsement through George Mason University.
When I am not at school I work on productions for the Sterling Playmakers, get into crafts and sewing, read voraciously, and play strategy games with my husband, two daughters, and friends.
Arabella Myers is our other full-time ELL teacher at the BeST school around. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2014 with a B.A. in Spanish, and minors in French and Sociology. She continued at VT and completed her Masters degree in ESL and Multicultural Education in 2016. She is certified PreK-12 and has years of experience working with students with special needs. She loves building relationships with students and seeing them become more confident and comfortable each year. She is looking forward to a great seventh year at the Station!
Outside of school, you can find her at home with her fiance, James, their 3 cats (Azulita, Kia, and Baby Girl), and sweet dog (Honeybee). Miss Myers loves to travel, read, learn new languages, and spend time with family and friends. You may find her in downtown Leesburg on the weekends.