• Garrisonville ESOL Team: 

    Mrs. Childress

    Ms. Lokrantz



    The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program works to ensure equal
    educational access for English Learners and their families. By recognizing that all
    stakeholders (students, parents, educators, community members, etc.) share the
    responsibility of ensuring that English learners develop linguistic, cognitive, and
    academic skills to become competitive citizens of our society, students whose first
    language is not English participate in academically challenging programs that respect
    and build upon the unique cultural and linguistic attributes they bring to the learning
    To achieve this vision, we strive to provide effective programs that:
    ● comply with state and federal laws
    ● function in unison with all other educational endeavors
    ● include outreach to the community in order to benefit students, improve
    instruction, and strengthen collaboration
    ● educate English learners to the same standard of excellence as all other
    ● embrace, respect, and build upon the unique cultural and linguistic
    characteristics students and families bring to the learning community
    ● ensure that all stakeholders are wellinformed
    about effective pedagogy, and
    research on second language acquisition
    ● make genuine efforts to communicate with families in a language they
    ● are wellarticulated
    and comprehensive to ensure horizontal and vertical
    alignment, equity, and student achievement