Hi, my name is Jennie Shepherd. I will be teaching ELL at Moorefield Station and could not be happier!
I earned my Teacher Certification for ELL through the Educate VA Career Switcher Program. Additionally, I have a degree in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech. Prior to becoming an ELL teacher, I worked as a Teacher Assistant in both ELL and Special Education.
I live in South Riding with my two daughters and our two dogs. Walking to local restaurants, hanging out on my deck, and listening to all kinds of music are some of my favorite things to do!
I cannot wait to meet and start working with you and your child! We will learn a lot and have fun while doing it! Go Sharks!
I am very excited about the 2016-2017 school year. This is my tenth year working with English language learners for Loudoun County Public Schools. Mygoal is to assist English language learners academic, social, and emotional needs with challenging and fulfilling classroom experiences as they advance within the English language continuum. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. I have also completed professional graduate level English language learner (ELL) studies at Shenandoah University in Virginia.
I have been living in the northern Virginia area for the past twelve years with my husband and two children. I spent most of my life growing up in"sunny" Florida. As a child, who was born to immigrant parents from Greece, I was also an English language learner while attending public schools in America. I consider myself privileged to be given the opportunity to giveback to English language learners what others in the U.S. public school system have given to me throughout my life. I also am truly grateful and honored to be part of such a phenomenal staff, school, and community in Ashburn, Virginia at Moorefield Station Elementary School!
I would be more than happy to answer any of your questions or concerns. Please feel free to contact me at 571-252-2380, or you can send me an email at Niki.Kyriacou@lcps.org
Hi, my name is Anita Carter and I am excited to be a "Shark" and teaching English Language Learners (ELL) at Moorefield Station ES for the 2017-2018 school year. This will be my first full year teaching ELL as I earned my endorsement through the Cohort program at George Mason University in February, 2017.
I started my teaching career many years ago as I taught Elementary Physical Education in Fairfax County for eight years prior to having children. Then, when my youngest was in first grade, I started substitute teaching in Loudoun County and eventually became a Teacher Assistant for the past five years. Starting in March, 2017, I taught ELL at Creighton's Corner and Dominion Trail ES until the end of the school year.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes three children and a granddaughter, working out, my hobby of photography, and baking!
I look forward to working with your children for a fun filled and engaging school year!
Welcome to the English Language Learner (ELL) program! This is my second year as a Shark and I am thrilled to be at Moorefield Station. I taught in Prince William County for several years before coming home to LCPS. I attended California State University, Chico and Howard University and completed my ELL endorsement through Educate VA’s Career Switcher program. Prior to teaching, I enjoyed a career as an editor in the San Francisco Bay area and Europe.
I’m a native of Jamaica and immigrated to Long Island, New York. I’ve spent almost ten years living in Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Romania with my family. We love living in South Riding where our son attends Lunsford Middle School. I have a passion for music, literature, reading, cooking, eating, and traveling.
I look forward to another fantastic year!
Greetings Moorefield Station families,
My name is Sofia Halapides and this is my sixth year as an EL teacher in Loudoun County. I am thrilled to join Moorefield Station and Little River Elementary schools! My goal is to support English learners so that they have access to the curriculum and can successfully reach their full potential. Teaching English learners is my passion as I have been a language learner myself when my family moved from Israel to Greece and later to America. On this journey, I learned four languages and have enjoyed learning the culture of each country. Currently, I live in Ashburn with my husband and two sons who attend LCPS and keep us busy with their sports!
My experiences and education have equipped me to better serve my students. I had the pleasure of serving as an EL teacher at Rolling Ridge Elementary (Go Roadrunners!) for five years. My educational background includes a B.A. in Computer Science and a M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Haifa in Israel. I also hold a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, exercising and cheering on my sons during their games. I am looking forward to meeting you and having a fantastic year! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the main office. Go Sharks!