to English as a
Second Language Department
Hello! Welcome to my English Language Development and Literacy Support classroom! I am working with many wonderful students. I am very proud of the hard work they do every day. My students come from a wide variety of cultural and language backgrounds. Their families have come to Grout from countries on five continents. I teach English Language Development (ELD) to several groups of students. ELD is specialized instruction in English to students who are working towards reaching an advanced level of proficiency in English. In addition to teaching ELD, I also support students with literacy instruction. This year I will be working with 1st graders in small group reading instruction. This work supports the entire 1st grade team in meeting the reading needs of every student.
I have been teaching in Portland Public Schools since 1999. I spent several years teaching ESL at Roosevelt High School. I have been teaching at Grout since 2007. I really enjoy being part of the great staff at Grout! Prior to working and living in Portland, I spent some time teaching English in Slovakia, and working with teachers of English in the Philippines. I live in Portland with my husband and my two children.