welcome to ESL

about Mrs. Szabo -- English as a second language (Esl) teacher

Hello! Hola Здравствуйте হ্যালো Sveiki Yá'át'ééh

My name is Janette Szabo and I am the ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher/Coach at Foothills. Previously, I was an ESL Teacher, ESL Resource Teacher and classroom teacher at various grade levels in other Jeffco Schools. I have four children of my own—two sons and twin daughters. My family enjoys sport activities, music, hiking/camping in the mountains, traveling, and eating Hungarian food (from my husband).

The ESL program’s goal is to help your child be successful in school. If your child is enrolled in the ESL program at Foothills, he or she receives some extra support from me within regular grade level curriculum. This support looks different at every grade level and for every child, depending on strengths and needs, and will change throughout the school year. I usually work with your child in his/her own classroom, but may occasionally teach in my classroom. During these times, I often provide small group instruction and work on English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. I will continue to communicate with your child’s regular classroom teacher about your child’s language development.

I look forward to working with both you and your child. It is a joy to work at Foothills! If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. My email address is: Janette.Szabo@jeffco.k12.co.us. Foothills phone: 303-982-9324; my voicemail: 303-982-9252.

With warm regards,

Janette Szabo