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Empowering English learners by providing linguistically and culturally responsive instruction and support services.

Mission
The Office of ESOL improves student achievement through the design, implementation and assessment of the English for Speakers of Other Language Program (ESOL).  The office assess and identifies English learners and works collaboratively with schools and community groups to coordinate and deliver services to families of English learners.  In addition, the office oversees the identification and selection of appropriate textbooks and resources, and provides support and training to teaching staff.

Objectives
Provide direct services and support to schools, English learners, and their families.  
Ensure English learners have equitable access to all specialized academic and non-academic programming.  

Provide support that leads to improved student achievement on system-wide exams and state assessments, and promote increased participation in national assessments.  

Develop and implement high quality professional development to ESOL, classroom, and S.T.A.T. teachers on culturally and linguistically responsive instruction.  

Facilitate communication between families and schools to increase parental involvement. 

​Contacts:
Erin Sullivan, Ph.D, Coordinator of ESOL
Mary Boegner, Administrative Secretary I
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Jefferson Bldg, 3rd Floor
Towson, Maryland  21204
443.809.9640

 

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