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Teachers who Hail from Abroad Bring the World to Local Classrooms

Many of the students at Potomac View Elementary in Woodbridge hail from Guatemala, El Salvador or Mexico, sometimes showing up at school within days or weeks of their arrival to the United States. The adjustment — to longer school days, to a new language and to new friends — can be difficult.

There is one teacher who understands that more keenly than others. Pablo Giudici moved from Argentina in the fall, leaving behind a long teaching career and transplanting his family from a suburb of Buenos Aires to Prince William County.