ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)
Welcome to Grafton Village ESOL. I have been a teacher in Stafford County since 1995. I have taught 4th grade for 8 years, 5th grade for 3 years and I am now enjoying my time as an ESOL teacher. I am married and I have two active young boys. I grew up in Upstate NY and moved down here to Virginia 1995.
I love working with children and seeing the incredible growth and development that can take place over a year. I am lucky in this position because many students I have the opportunity with working with from Kindergarten through 5th grade. I love the diversity that comes along with this job. My students constantly share with me their cultural backgrounds and try their best to teach me their language as well. I have the opportunity to work with students in their classrooms, co-teaching with their grade level teachers or taking them to my room to work with them in a small setting where many risks can be taken and I can really reduce their anxiety as they learn new concepts in English.