Second Grade

The second grade team has planned an exciting year for your child.  It will be a year filled with exploration, learning, challenge, and change!  In the process, they will continue to grow and understand themselves, others, and the world around them. This year we are focusing on integrating literacy into all curriculum areas as we strive to encourage all our students to become lifelong readers and learners.

Please contact us with questions, comments, or concerns by email  or by leaving a message with the office (703-228-5845).

We are always happy to hear from you!

Meet the Second Grade Team!

Mrs. Wendy Yarborough


Hello, my name is Mrs. Yarborough and I will be your Second Grade teacher. I have taught grades second thru fifth in my many years of teaching. I look forward to another year at Hoffman-Boston. Our year may begin with some challenges; however, we will learn together and experience many different adventures with the coming school year. Let’s remember to take each day one moment at a time and have fun exploring, learning, and making history!

Office Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:45

Wednesday 10:20-10:50

Tuesday , Thursday, Friday 2:20-3:15

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Ms. Erica Ramirez


Hello,  my name is Ms. Ramirez, I studied early childhood education at George Mason University. This is my first year at Hoffman Boston, before coming here I taught PreK and Kindergarten at a private school. This year I am excited to be teaching second grade and look forward to working together with families to help each child reach their full potential.

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Christianne Chong

Hello, my name is Mrs. Chong. This is my 7th year working at Hoffman Boston as an English Language teacher. I became an English language teacher because I love learning about different cultures and have a strong interest in languages. During my free time, I enjoy the great outdoors, reading and spending time with my husband and two dogs.

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Kirsten Fitzgerald

Hello!! I am Kirsten Fitzgerald and I’m originally from Alexandria and taught high school there for many years.  This is my 8th year at Hoffman-Boston but my first with 4th grade.  I am endorsed as an English Language teacher. I have a degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision. I enjoy being outside when it’s not too hot or too cold. I love reading autobiographies and historical fiction.  My crocheting is reaching new levels with practice.  And I love snuggling with my dog, Mozzie.

Meet Reading Specialist

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Tamara Lamantia

I am a Reading Specialist at Hoffman-Boston with a M.Ed in Curriculum Instruction in Reading from The University of Virginia. I have 18 years of teaching experience as classroom teacher and reading specialist. This is my seventh year teaching at Hoffman-Boston. I am an avid reader and my favorite hobby is long distance running.