Welcome to the English Learners Program

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.

Academics

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.

Ms. Karen McCormick

Ms. McCormick