Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Malinowski, Rachel
Ms. Malinowski is excited to begin her first year teaching at River Bend as an EL teacher. Ms. Malinowski grew up in Loudoun County and is a 2015 graduate of John Champe High School. In 2019, she earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Virginia, one in Spanish and one in Global Development Studies. The following year, she continued her studies at UVA and received a Master of Teaching English as a Second Language in May 2020.
Ms. Malinowski has a keen interest in second language acquisition and is passionate about implementing equitable learning opportunities for all of her students. She recognizes the value of the assets that ELs bring to classrooms, including their linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and is excited to build meaningful relationships with her students.
In her free time, Ms. Malinowski loves to travel, learn languages, play the piano and guitar, and take long bike rides. Sports are also a very big part of her life as she plays basketball and volleyball and enjoys watching sports with her family and friends.