• 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.
    The ESOL Program provides a program of language instruction in supportive settings so that English Learners (ELs) attain proficiency in English and meet the same challenging academic content and student achievement standards as other students. Components of instruction include:
    · Academic language instruction to students at English language proficiency (ELP) levels 1–5 for success in language arts, math, social studies, and science;
    · Delivery styles to maximize service opportunities: Co-taught (K–12), push-in (K–12), pull-out (K–5), and self-contained (6-12); and
    · Support from ESOL teachers and content teachers knowledgeable in techniques to support language development.

     

    Kathleen Allen  Pic

    Hello!  I am Mrs. Allen, and this is my 2nd year at Conway Elementary as an ESOL teacher.   I absolutely love supporting our English Language Learners and their families. My students inspire me every day, and I feel very lucky to be a part of their school journey.

    Before joining Conway, I was a literacy specialist at Falmouth Elementary and a classroom teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools. I love to read, travel, and watch any type of sport that involves Penn State or Pittsburgh :) I have a wonderful husband, three awesome kids, and a really cute cat named Ruby.

    I look forward to meeting you!

    Bev Coppenwrath

     

     

    Stephanie Proffitt

    Hi!  This is Mrs. Proffitt, and this is my 13th year as an ESOL-English for Speakers of other Languages teacher here in Stafford County!!  I split my time between Hartwood Elementary and now this year, Conway Elementary!!  I am excited to work with the students and families here at CES!!  Alongside the classroom teachers, I work with students who speak another language at home, helping and supporting them as they continue to grow as an ELL-English Language Learner.  We focus on the 4 domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing!  I love the work I do as an ESOL teacher and the amazing students, staff, and families I have the pleasure of working with!  What a rewarding job I have to be a part of the growth and development students make as they continue to learn the English language.  Stop by and see me in the ESOL classroom!!

    Tara Willging