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English Language Development Specialist
This will be my eighth year teaching English Language Development (ELD) for kindergarten through 5th graders at Hollydale. Students come to ELD for 30 minutes, 4 or 5 days a week. We focus on building English academic grammar and vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. It is a pleasure working with the students, staff, and parents of the Hollydale community.
A little bit about my background . . . Prior to coming to Hollydale, I taught English in Ehime, Japan for two years. This experience taught me a lot about the joys and challenges of learning a new language! Before Japan, I worked at a middle school in Canby for five years as a teacher and bilingual assistant. I received my Masters in Education through the Bilingual Teacher Pathway at Portland State and my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon. I am bilingual in Spanish and have also enjoyed living abroad in Ecuador and Paraguay.
My husband and I have a four year old daughter, Nancy, who is starting pre-school this year. It is a very exciting time!
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