Theresa Barthel

EL Department Chair

About Me

I am a wife and mother of three, and I love teaching!

I earned my B.A. in French and Spanish from Villanova University, then taught middle school students in Salisbury, Maryland. After obtaining a M.A. in ESOL/Bilingualism from the University of Maryland, I taught elementary EL students in Baltimore City. I also had the opportunity to teach basic English to 2 hockey prospects from the Washington Capitals (Go Caps!)

I have been teaching English Language Learners at the high school level since moving to Loudoun County, and enjoy teaching students from all over the world!


In this course, EL students develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language of mathematics. They will develop pre-Algebra skills in preparation for Algebra I. A variety of small group activities are used to meet the current needs and level of each student.

In this course, EL students become independent readers by talking about literature, decoding words, and comprehending text. Students create individual reading goals. A variety of small group activities will be used to meet the needs and level of each student.