Administrative Staff

A very warm welcome to our new Principal and Assistant Principal!

Ms. Jessica DaSilva, Principal  Ms. Blandine Liguidi, Assistant Principal

Jessica and Blandine

Dear Long Branch Families and Community,

It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as your proud principal! I am thrilled to be your new partner as we move onward and upward together. I look forward to learning all about what makes the LBES community so special, though I will say, I have met many people already, and I have an idea of what makes our community so special. It is my hope that we will continue the work of making Long Branch one of the most desired (and fun) schools to learn and grow.

I am from Northern Virginia, born and raised in Fairfax County. I began my education career teaching English in Japan for two years. When my two years ended in Japan, I returned to Northern Virginia, as it offers many diverse and unique learning experiences. I began teaching 5th grade, and quickly found my passion in teaching Mathematics and how to make it a subject which is accessible (and fun) to all students. I value the power of creating a warm and welcoming environment that encourages risk taking, problem solving, and the love of learning. Those values followed me as I moved into teaching 6th – 8th grade Mathematics, then my work as a Title I Math Coach, and eventually into administration. I believe in the power of relationships. Not only with the students and staff, but with parents and the community.

I look forward to working with you in this coming school year. I encourage parents to reach out and share feedback and insight on our community. I will always make myself available to you.

You may reach me at or by calling the school and scheduling an appointment to meet with me.

Please also follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook! It is going to be an amazing year at Long Branch and I am excited to spend it with you.


Jessica DaSilva

Office Staff:

Office Staff

Karen Woolley, Treasurer Bidkar Jimenez, Administrative Assistant Flor Williams, Principal’s Assistant


High flying Jessica and Blandine