World Languages

 

Jennifer Hernandez,
Director, Office of World Languages and ESOL

Jodi Grosser,
Coordinator, Office of World Languages

Ashley Beemer McCarthy 
Supervisor, Office of World Languages

Vacant
Specialist, Office of World Languages

Stephanie Gerhold, Resource Teacher, Office of World Languages
Kerline Lubin-Grant, Resource Teacher, Office of World Languages

Vacant
Administrative Secretary III, Office of World Languages

Jefferson Building, 3rd Floor
105 W. Chesapeake Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
443-809-6756
Fax: 410-494-4575

globe with the expression welcome in several world languages


Mission


Objectives
Continue to design and revise World Languages curricula and integrated performance assessments to align with national, state, and common core standards using digital content and authentic resources, and create a tiered structure that will support non-leveled courses in grades 6-8.

Fully implement the elementary Passport program in grades 4 and 5 to support students becoming proficient in a second language. 

Continue to provide ongoing, job-embedded, high-quality professional learning for administrators, elementary Spanish teachers, and elementary classroom teachers in Passport Schools.
 
Continue to provide support to teachers on current research-based strategies to implement a proficiency-based curriculum focused on the goal of effective communication in a second language.

The Office provides instruction in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish.  It supports world language magnet programs at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School and Deer Park Magnet Middle School