English language Development

Michele Paredes

ELD Resource Teacher

Multilingual Education Department

Mission (Fundamental Purpose)

The mission of the Multilingual Education Department is to ensure rigorous, explicit, high-quality language instruction that prepares students to be productive members of the community and to achieve high social and academic success.

Vision (Compelling Future)

The vision of the Multilingual Education Department is to prepare and inspire students to become effective and confident communicators to successfully participate in a global community.

Michele Paredes

ELD Resource Teacher, Madison Middle School

4930 Lake Boulevard

Oceanside, CA 92056

760-940-0176 ext. 62013

About Me

My name is Michele Paredes. I joined Vista Unified School District in October 2021 as an English Language Development Resource Teacher (ELD RT) for the Multilingual Education Department. I began my career in education in 2003 when I became an Elementary School Teacher teaching grades 1-6 for 12 years at the Anaheim City School District. When my family and I moved from Riverside County to North San Diego in 2014, I worked in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District as an ELD Teacher at the Junior High level, and a 6th grade teacher at the elementary level. In my 19 years as a teacher, I've had the opportunity to serve the community in various roles and capacities:

  • Taught multilingual students of diverse backgrounds in 1st through 8th grades in Structured English Immersion (SEI), and Mainstream classes.

  • Served parents and teachers on English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC), and School Site Council (SSC), serving in roles as an adviser to the school Principal on English Learner Programs and SSC.

  • Supported teachers in grades 7 & 8 as a Content Resource Teacher.

During the 2021-2022 school year, I joined VUSD's Multilingual Education Department as an ELD Resource Teacher at VIDA, Magnet Middle School. I am excited to start a new adventure as the ELD RT at Madison Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year. In my capacity as ELD RT, I have taken a prominent role on the Multilingual Education Department leadership team by serving as a member of several District committees and Task Forces, working with State, County, and District level members to help shape the future of Multilingual Education.

In collaboration with VUSD's ELD Resource Teacher Team, I will be facilitating professional development at Madison Middle School to expand our understanding of the California EL Road Map and the VUSD EL Master Plan, with a special focus on integrated ELD and designated ELD. Together we will be learning about the Guided Language Acquisition Design Model (GLAD) and we will be utilizing strategies to ensure daily scaffolding in every classroom. I'm ready to serve and support you as we continue to educate and inspire students at our school!

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