World Languages


 Angelizabeth Altuzarra

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Angelizabeth Altuzarra

My name is Angelizabeth Altuzarra. I have worked as a Spanish teacher with LCPS since 2007. Previously, I worked with Puerto Rico's Department of education teaching Spanish as a first language. That means that I almost have the same amount of years teaching Spanish as a Second language and Spanish as a first language. I worked at a high school level for 10 years and 12 at a middle school level. I believe that education should be tailored according to students' needs and age. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education in Spanish, 12 graduate credits in Curriculum and teaching and, a Master in Education in TESOL plus other post-degree credits in Spanish. I'm a native Spanish speaker. I'm able to teach all levels of Spanish as a first or second language. I like founding the design of my classes in brain-based learning, multiple intelligences, problem-based learning, and project-based learning. If more information or guidance is needed don't hesitate to contact me at Angelizabeth.Altuzarra@lcps.org. I will be really happy to help you.


 James Collazos

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James Collazos

Mr. Collazos understands the challenges of learning a new language, having facing himself those in his personal experience when came to America 15 years ago. He has taught thousands of students in Peru and USA for 13 years, built a close relationship with his students and helped them to succeed in the subjects of History, Spanish and Social Sciences.
In America, James had taught Spanish for the last two years in an elementary school of FCPS, and this 2020 is going to start teaching Spanish at LCPS for the Middle School level.
Mr. Collazos loves and appreciate history and culture diversity. He loves music and plays the guitar to teach content through songs.


 Bridgitte Engleman

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B.A., The Johns Hopkins University M.Ed., University of Mary Washington VA State license, K-12, French and Spanish

Bridgitte Engleman

Madame Engleman, a Francophile herself, is exhilarated by the golden opportunity to now teach at a school whose principal is also a Francophile!  Madame Engleman’s native language is French.  She attended the French International School in Washington, D.C. during her primary years, as well as the majority of her middle school years.  Upon graduation from college, she worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., in the office of the Executive Director for France.  Business was conducted primarily in French.  Madame Engleman travels frequently to Europe. 

Madame Engleman took a leave from her corporative career to raise and homeschool her two children.  Inspired by the way her two offspring blossomed under her care and her love of pedagogy, she took the requisite education courses at the University of Virginia, Falls Church campus.  She has shared her affection for the French and Spanish languages and cultures in the public education system since 2001.  Madame Engleman has had the chance to work as an educator in four schools in Prince William County.  Brambleton Middle School will be her fourth school among Loudoun County Public Schools.  She comes to Brambleton MS from Stone Hill MS.  She perceives that her exposure to students and their guardians, co-workers, and administrators in a variety of settings has engendered a breadth of experience that benefits her students and colleagues alike.  She is sensitive to the whole child and seeks to integrate technology and kinesthetic activities into her classes as much as possible.

Madame Engleman is a lifetime member of Optimist International.  As a former local 4-H club adult volunteer, she hatched and raised chickens, and led classes in nutrition and cooking.  Besides traveling, Madame Engleman enjoys gardening, writing poetry, and spending time with family and friends.