Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School

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About Me

                                                             Welcome to ESL at WBMS
I am very excited to have your child in my classroom and look forward to watching him/her grow in their usage and understanding of English this year. I am in my 21st year of teaching and second year of teaching ESL. Seventeen of my years in teaching have been in English and I am very excited to hold this position. I hold a Bachelors in Education from the University of Akron and a Masters in Education with a technology emphasis from Ohio University. In addition, I have an endorsement to my Tennessee teaching license in English as a Second Language. I am originally from Ohio and have lived in Middle Tennessee for seventeen years.  I have three daughters and enjoy spending time with family, attending concerts, and crafting. I look forward to getting to know your child academically, as well as through their interests and individual talents.

ESL is a very exciting place where students learning English get a chance to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. My aim is to help students succeed in their core subject area classrooms by paralleling their classroom curriculum. My instruction includes the use of a variety of ESL strategies to further scaffold the student's learning. I hope that the addition of this website will help strengthen your home/school connection.