Mrs. Crichton's Website

English as a New Language

Hello! Welcome to my teacher website. I have been teaching English language skills to our Spackenkill bilingual and multilingual students who require some additional academic language and newcomer support since 2008.  Before teaching ENL, I was a high school Spanish teacher and private tutor for many years. 

Just a little bit about me: I am married and have lived in the Spackenkill district since 1994. I have 4 children: Three of them have already graduated from Spackenkill High School and my youngest is at the high school.  I love to learn new things and often take college classes. My hobbies include reading, swimming, walking, and gardening. I look forward to seeing my former students and meeting my new students in September.

One of my greatest joys is working with the students in Spackenkill.  I use a variety of materials to support the development of academic English language skills as well as develop a deeper cultural understanding. Most importantly, I strive to create a positive, supportive environment for each and every student as well as their families. 

Mrs. Karen Crichton