ESOL Team

Mrs. BellmanMs. Bellman ESOL Teacher

Ms. Bellman has been teaching for FCPS for 20 years. She teaches English to students at Coates during the day and to adults in the evening at Chantilly High School. Her undergraduate degree is from George Washington University and her masters is from George Mason University. Ms. Bellman loves to read and grow flowers and vegetables in her yard. She has 2 grown daughters, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and goldfish.

Ms BraddockMrs. Braddock ESOL Teacher

 

Ms GonzalezMs. Gonzalez ESOL Teacher

Ms. Gonzalez was born and raised in Fairfax, VA. She is the proud daughter of immigrant parents. Ms. Gonzalez has taught both 3rd grade and Kindergarten. This is her second year at Coates ES and first year as an ESOL teacher. Ms. Gonzalez is excited to help ELL's build their confidence as she reminds them that knowing more than one language is a superpower!

Mrs. HandoMrs. Hando ESOL Teacher

Stephanie Hando has taught high school and pre-school, but she is happiest here at Coates teaching ESOL to amazing children from all over the world. She’s been with Coates since it opened in 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Mary Washington College, a master’s degree in teaching English from Boston University’s School of Education, and a post-graduate certificate in teaching ESOL from Shenandoah University. Her favorite things in teaching are connecting with students and helping them grow in their English language ability and confidence. She loves learning about languages and cultures and travels when she can. She lives in Herndon with her daughter so you might see her around town.

Mrs. MadsenMs. Madsen ESOL Teacher

Ms. Madsen has been an ESOL teacher in Fairfax County for 14 years. She started her teaching career at Bull Run Elementary in Centreville and came to Coates in 2012. Ms. Madsen is a career switcher and became a teacher because she really enjoys working with kids and helping them excel. She attended VA Tech for her undergraduate and got her Masters of Education from George Mason University with her specialty in English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL). She has a daughter and son who attended VA Tech as well. For fun she likes to garden, spend time at the beach, hike and ride bikes with her husband.

Mrs. VibasMrs. Vibas ESOL Teacher

Mrs. Vibas began her teaching career with Fairfax County Public Schools in 2005. She joined the Coates staff in 2012. Mrs. Vibas earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in ESOL from George Mason University. During her teaching career, she has worked with each grade level in grades K through 6. She believes strongly that all of her students have the potential of becoming anything they put their minds to, and she encourages them to always be the best that they can be. When Mrs. Vibas is not at school, she is at home with her husband, two boys, two dogs and two cats! She loves the beach, the movies, and relaxing on the weekends with her family.