My name is Kelsey Sheridan and I am one out of three English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers in the Ottawa Elementary District. I have worked for three years in Puerto Rico teaching 1st grade at a bilingual school. After, I was able to move back to Ottawa, my hometown, to teach PreK - 8th Spanish for 5 years at Marquette Academy. Now, I look forward to working with the English Language Learners (ELLs) at both McKinley and Central school.
Who is an ELL?
An English Language Learner is a student who can speak or understand more than one language other than English.
How are ELs identified?
As an ESL teacher, how can I help ELLs?
I am in the classroom supporting them on their journey in becoming proficient in the 4 domains of the language: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.