Mrs. Cynthia Childress



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Mrs. Cynthia Childress

I am excited to embark on my 15th year as an ESOL Teacher with Stafford County Public Schools.  I look forward to a new year filled with collaboration and exploration!


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