Former Lake Braddock Student Return as Teacher: Sees Herself in Every ESOL Student

October 05, 2021

When Saja Abduljabbar arrived at Lake Braddock High School for 9th grade, she spoke no English. Now, about a decade later, she is back at her alma mater, but this time as a teacher.

Abduljabbar sees herself in every English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) student and wants to provide as much support and encouragement as possible. And she is grateful for the inspiration she continues to receive from her former teacher and now colleague, Danyele Magretta. 


Grow Your Own

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has a growing need for teachers and operational staff to work in our school division. Our Grow Your Own programs identify students and employees who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching and operational positions.

Current FCPS programs include the following:

  • Special Education Teaching Licensing Cohort,
  • Educators Rising Club,
  • Early Childhood Careers,
  • Teachers for Tomorrow,
  • Trades for Tomorrow pathways, and
  • Back2Fairfax Teacher and Operational Seminars.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Learn more about FCPS' ESOL programs