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The mission of the Meadowbrook ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program is to equip English learners with the language skills they need to be academically and socially prepared to succeed in school and beyond. The Meadowbrook ESOL Department serves a diverse group of students from all over the world. In addition to the staff providing direct instruction to English learners, we also monitor student progress in English language development and academic success, consult with mainstream teachers for working with English learners, communicate, collaborate, and disseminate information to English learner stakeholders, recommend resources and opportunities for community and school involvement for parents who are English learners, and offer outreach assistance to empower minority parents to become decision makers and advocates for their children’s education. Our staff members themselves are a diverse group of individuals. However, we all share a common goal: all ESOL students will learn and thrive in a safe, supportive environment that will lead them to the common goal of graduation. The ESOL Department currently offers level classes in ESOL English, Levels 1 to 5, and ESOL Reading, Levels 1 to 3, to help support the End-of-Course Writing and End-of-Course Reading SOLS. In addition, the department offers a Language and Culture course, Levels 1 and 2, that support content acquisition for students’ social studies SOL courses. Finally, the department offers a Reading in the Content course, Levels 1 and 2, that support content acquisition for the science SOLs classes. As rigor and difficulty increase in mandated state testing (SOLs), as well as the language acquisition examinations required by the federally mandated No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, our staff continuously works to keep abreast of changes that affect our students not only as future graduates, but also as future citizens of the community.

743-3675  Ext. 6387

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Cloninger, Julie
D’Elia, Michael
Hall, Shannon
Iden, Kris
Leary, Katherine
Melara, Stacie
Newman, Monique
Ramey, Daniel
Wittman, Enid
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