Busy, inner-city Elementary School
ESL Teacher (Former Employee) – Landover, Maryland – February 20, 2017
Glenridge Elementary School in Landover, Maryland was a large, inner-city school not far from Washington, DC, with many marginalized, low-income students as well as a large immigrant population. The school, including very supportive administrators, was committed to accelerated learning for all students, and actively worked to maximize students' learning on a daily basis.
As a new teacher with a large census of recently arrived ESL students, I was given much encouragement and support, although the county-wide curriculum for ESL students was poorly established. Glenridge Elementary School was a welcoming base, where students and teachers formed close partnerships and where educational successes were maximized. My classroom was a safe and comfortable learning environment, and students worked hard to catch up to their native English speaking peers.
Warm, welcoming, encouraging environment