Hello! Hola! Namaste!
I have been the EL teacher at Lothrop since 2014. I have
always been interested in people from around the world. I have a B.A. in
Anthropology from Iowa State University and an M.A. in Education with a
specialization in teaching English as a Second Language from the University of
Nebraska at Kearney.
Mission and Philosophy
of the OPS EL program
The English Learners program responds to the needs of English language learners
in an effort to provide optimal educational opportunities.
· English Learner teachers design lessons to foster students' ability to
read, write, speak, and understand academic English.
· Students learn English language while learning academic content through
sheltered instruction practices such as scaffolding and interaction.
· The English Learner program promotes a culturally responsive learning environment
where students' first language and cultural identity are nurtured.