SCPS ESOL Mission Statement
"The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program works to ensure equal educational access for English Learners and their families. We recognize that all stakeholders share the responsibility of ensuring that English learners develop linguistic, cognitive, and academic skills to become competitive citizens of our society. Therefore, 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 community."
Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
BA English - Auburn University (2010) MAT-TESOL - University of Southern California (2015)
Dear Students & Parents/Guardians,
My name is Miss Turner and I'm the new ESOL specialist at Margaret Brent Elementary School. As a new educator of Stafford County and MBES, I look forward to meeting, teaching, working, and learning with you. So that you can get to know me a little, I have added some quick facts below.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Education: Auburn University & University of Southern California
Years Teaching: 5 (most of my time teaching was at the high school level)
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Hobbies: Crocheting & Traveling
Each year, English Learners take WiDA ACCESS 2.0 which assesses English language proficiency in four domains -- Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. As the ESOL specialist at MBES, my goal is to ensure all students improve in each of those domains. There is a wealth of information for parents to explore in regards to WiDA ACCESS and that information can be found at the website below.