ELL
  • 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. Her oldest will be in his third year at JMU this year. Her twins will be starting college this Fall, with one heading to Rider to play volleyball, and the other joining his older brother at JMU. 

     

     

  • Arabella Myers is our other full-time ELL teacher at the BeST school around. This will be her eighth year at the Station! 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.

    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. 

  • Richelle King is beginning her 14th year in Loudoun County. She began her teaching career at Lowes Island Elementary School in 1998, where she taught fourth grade for 6 years. She then stayed home for ten years to raise her two children, Luke and Sarah. Luke is 15 and a sophomore at Independence High School. Sarah is 21 and a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University. She went back to teaching in 2016 at Steuart Weller Elementary where she taught third grade for 6 years. She made a career change in the 2022/2023 school year to become an EL teacher and co-taught first grade at Forest Grove Elementary School. She is very excited to be at Belmont Station Elementary this school year and to meet all of her students. She loves watching her students grow and learn academically, physically and socially. In her free time, she enjoys working out, walking her dog Jedi, watching her son play football and basketball and spending time with family and friends.