School Superintendent - Mrs. Zeina Sabbagh
Welcome to Northwest Bilingual School!
As The Superintendent of Northwest Bilingual School, I would like to welcome you all as we look forward to beginning a new year of learning with our wonderful students. Here at Northwest Bilingual School we view learning as a life-long endeavor with the pre-school and elementary years serving as one of the most critical foundations to inspire students along that journey to high school and beyond. We are proud to adhere to our school’s mission, “…to instill a passion for learning, building character and inspiring civic and social responsibility”…”and “incorporating within our curriculum an understanding of and respect for Arabic language and Islamic values within our global society.
The link between school and home is a critical component to a child’s success at school. Therefore, our schools offer a variety of means to communicate effectively; our Northwest Website, School Student Information System (SIS), Classroom DOJO, classroom newsletters and communication books, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, email, phone, etc. We have an open door policy for our campus and welcome you to contact us to share your thoughts or concerns. Just send an electronic message or stop in to the Receptionist Lobby and they will set up an appointment to meet with any of our staff when they are available.
We feel very honored and privileged to serve the Northwest school community. We anticipate a year filled with many new friendships and wonderful learning opportunities for our students and for all of us! It truly is our pleasure to work with both you and your child and we pledge to perform our duties in the professional manner that Northwest Bilingual School has come to expect. Thank You!
Middle and High School Principal - Mrs. Ilse Möhrke
Dear Northwest Bilingual School Family,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year ! I look forward to working as the Principal of the Middle School and anticipate a successful school year .It is a privilege to partner with the staff and community to ensure that our students receive an outstanding educational experience.
Northwest Bilingual School strives to provide a program that not only supports our students academically, but socially and emotionally. We are proud to offer a challenging educational program and a host of other programs that offer something for every student. Northwest encourages students to get involved and stay involved. We believe it is important to be connected to the school through positive relationships , a sense of community and a well planned curriculum utilizing 21st Century learning; from the first day of school to the last, this is a message students will often hear.
Our staff recognizes the role they play in helping your children reach their full potential, and they do not take that responsibility lightly. We truly believe that all students can be successful , and this belief drives the work they do on a daily basis. Parent involvement is also vital to your children’s success, and we ask that you take an active role in their education.
I am honored to lead such an outstanding school community and eagerly anticipate a rewarding and successful year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns or input at any time.
Proud to be a Knight !
Primary Principal (Elementary & Kindergarten) - Mrs. Fatima Hassan
-"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela
I am indeed honored to be Primary Principal of Northwest Bilingual School and to be a part of the greater Northwest staff. I am truly excited to be involved with such a wonderful school community, full of educators and staff, whom are making a true difference in our field.
As Primary Principal, I am deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. We have and will continue to accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met.
By addressing school culture, setting high standards for teacher performance, raising the bar on academic expectations for all students and engaging the community, it is our goal at Northwest, that all graduates are ready for their future endeavors. We embrace the challenges of the future, while we continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past. Our remarkable staff, involved parents, and committed students come together to make Northwest a wonderful and unique place.
We are consistently developing and implementing our initiatives around innovation and creativity. Our design is to provide great instruction, ensuring our students’ success in their education, and guarantee our students are competitive in a global society. Accomplishing all of these, while having fun along the way.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Northwest Bilingual School and extend our warmest regards.
Elementary Vice Principal - Mr. Adnan Zaid
Dear Northwest Bilingual School Families,
It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as your new elementary vice principal. I am deeply honored to work at Northwest Bilingual School with its respectable standing and sustained culture of academic excellence. I will work hard to maintain the legacy of success already established here at the Northwest Bilingual School. I am committed to working in a partnership with Ms. Fatima, the students, the parents, and the staff to nurture the academic, social, and emotional development of each of our students.
I am thrilled and privileged to be a part of this wonderful community. I have ten years educational experience spanning grades 1-7, with a specific concentration in elementary teacher education and technology education. I have taught third grade, fifth grade, and supported teachers in grades 1-7 in technology integration and curriculum implementation. I have also worked as a grade level coordinator for the third, fifth and seventh grade.
On a personal note, my wife and I are the proud parents of four beautiful children. They are our pride and joy and make me smile every single day. Rest assured your children are in good hands as I will always keep their best interests in mind – just as I would for my own four children.
I am passionate, energetic, and love what I do! As we continue to encourage families to be partners in the educational process, my door will always be open. I look forward to meeting the wonderful students and families of Northwest Bilingual School as we start the 2020-2021 school year.
Middle and High School Dean of Students/Curriculum Coordinator - Mrs. Tracey Randall-Wesley
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Curriculum Coordinator/Dean of Students of the MHS department. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with staff, students, and parents in this capacity. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than a decade. My administrative experience spans for more than five years. I have worked with a variety of curriculums including Common Core Standards, North Carolina State Standards, New York State Standards, and the Virginia State Standards. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Northwest Bilingual School in this newly appointed position and work with you, the administration team, and colleagues as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by Northwest in building strong relationships with parents, students, and stakeholders. We will focus on character education initiatives, Virginia State skills, the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all of the students' achievement.
All of us at Northwest Bilingual School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the most integrated technological year ever. This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your Curriculum Coordinator, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-understand and are aware of the curriculum that we are providing for our students. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open, and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have regarding the curriculum throughout the school year.
I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Northwest Bilingual School meet their goals and have a successful school year!