About Gabriela “Gaby” Rivas


Mrs. Rivas is an ESOL teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master in Education (TESOL) from Marymount University, and a Reading Specialist endorsement from the University of Virginia. Mrs. Rivas is currently pursuing and Administration Leadership degree from George Washington University.  She is a Teacher Consultant (’15) for the Northern Virginia Writing Project.

Mrs. Rivas came to the United States when she was 10 years old and was an ESOL student herself.

Mrs. Rivas has always loved studying different languages since she was a child. She speaks Spanish fluently and also studied French and Japanese.  She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and six children ages 7 to 19. Mrs. Rivas loves to learn and credits this to past and current teachers and mentors who inspire her every day.


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