First Grade

The Virginia Department of Education sets standards for the state-mandated 1st Grade curriculum.

Meet the First Grade Team!

Ms. Belinda Folb


My name is Belinda Folb. I came to Arlington after living in Connecticut and Florida. I graduated from Virginia Tech and now I live in the Hoffman-Boston neighborhood with my husband Josh and son Michael and our two cats.  I like to read, sew, and hike.

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Ms. Kristen Diaz


Hello first grade scholars!

My name is Kristen Diaz and I am beyond excited to be joining the Hoffman-Boston All-Stars!I was born and raised in Miami and just recently moved to Virginia with my 3-year-old son. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelors in Elementary Education and this will be my eighth year teaching first grade- I love my firsties! =)

Some more about me:

  • Served 6 years in the United States Army before becoming a teacher.
  • I love painting, drawing, reading, and, of course, coffee.
  • The beach is my happy place!
  • I love to road trip, hike, and find cool waterfalls

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Mrs. Megan Taylor


I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year!  I have been a teacher at Hoffman-Boston for seven years and before that I taught in Williamsburg, VA. I am an avid reader and I especially enjoy teaching students to be lifelong readers.Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

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English Learners Team

Ms. Bobbi Dailey

English Language Learner Teacher

Hello everyone! I’m Ms. Dailey. I am the English Learner teacher for First Grade, which means I am here to support students who are learning English. This is my fifth year at Hoffman-Boston! The past four years, I have worked with Kindergarten, so I’m very excited to be with some of your children that I taught last year.😊A little bit about me:

  • I have lived in Missouri, California, Germany, Thailand, and Virginia
  • I love elephants and the color yellow
  • I enjoy traveling and learning different languages (I currently speak Thai and I can usually understand Spanish and German).

I can’t wait to meet you all or see you all again!

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Ms. Nora Garcia

English Learner Teacher

Hi All-Stars! I’m Ms. Garcia and I’m a first grade English Language teacher at Hoffman-Boston. I’ve been a teacher with Arlington Public Schools for 14 years. I enjoy teaching and spending time with students. I also love animals (including reptiles), and enjoy painting, traveling, skiing, and reading.

I can’t wait to meet you all this year!

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