I am excited to be part if the Oakwood Aveneue Community School family! I am your ESL teacher and will be, along with the classroom teacher, assisting in the K-2 and 6th grade. I am excited to learn and grow with you. I beleive that bringing a students native language and culture to the classroom translates into success in all academic pursuits.
Our ELL program connects the content of their lessons to the five WIDA content standards: Standard 1: Social and Instructional Language Standard 2: The Language of Language Arts Standard 3: The Language of Math Standard4: The Language of Science Standard 5: The Language of Social Studies. The WIDA Standards also support the Orange ESL teachers in the development of ongoing formal and informal assessments.
As a community our goal this year is for all of our students to achieve a 75% or higher on all benchmark assessments. We will achieve this goal by working together as educators, scholars, parents, staff, administrators and community members. Our common goal is to create lifelong learners that are college and career ready and this can only be achieved if teachers, students, parents, and the community work as the team that we are!
I look forward to sharing a productive and enriching school year with you and your students.