SCPS ESOL Vision Statement
The ESOL program works to ensure equal educational access to 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 community.
At H. H. Poole Middle School, the classroom teachers and the ESOL specialist work together to make sure that all of our students have equal access to our curriculum as well as opportunities to develop an understanding of the culture in our school, county, and country. While strengthening the students' abilities in English, we value the diverse cultures and languages that all of our students contribute to our community. In-classroom support and ESOL intervention services are provided to all eligible students based on need and language level.
Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Meg Pultz, and I am the ESOL teacher at H. H. Poole Middle School. This is my first year teaching, and I am very excited to be serving in Stafford County. I graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a Bachelor's degree in Music and English and from the University of Mary Washington with a Master's degree in ESOL Education. I come from an immigrant family (my grandfather was a German Jew who came to the US after WWII), and many of my closest friends are immigrants themselves. I love the rich way in which our diverse students contribute to our local community and to our country as a whole, and it is my goal to help every one of them succeed to the utmost of their ability. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions or concerns. (I am proficient in Spanish!)
School phone: 540-658-6190