Lee County Schools

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Students reading together ESL

The English as a second language (ESL) program provides academic and social English language instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing to English language learners (ELLS) in grades K-12.Teachers with ESL certification provide content based instruction which integrates the topics, and vocabulary from the North Carolina Essential Standards in social studies and science and the Common Core State Standards in math and language arts, with the language functions of the North Carolina Essential Standards for English as a second language  in order for students to achieve social and academic proficiency in the English language. The program also supports other teachers' efforts to differentiate instruction in order to best meet the needs of these students. Some of the goals of the ESL program in Lee County include:
  • Closing achievement gaps between limited English proficient (LEP) students and non LEP students.
  • Providing appropriate, equitable services to all English language learners and their families.
  • Increasing family involvement for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Training all staff on effective models of instruction for limited English proficient students.

The English as a second language department is a subset of the Lee County Schools Department of Special Programs. Feel free to contact us for assistance and information.

Presentation for Newly Hired Teachers
Click on the link below to go to the public website for practice items and sample items for the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0!
Program Guidance
Folder PIcture Policies, Forms and Procedures
Meet the ESL Department 
Click below for descriptions of the duties and responsibilities of various members of Lee County's ESL team. 
ESL Teacher Assistants ESL Teacher Assistants at each school site provide invaluable instructional assistance as well as interpreting/translating services at their respective school sites.
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Dr. Lynn Warren Director of Special Programs and Projects
Angel Mills District ESL Lead Teacher and Program Specialist
Crystal Jastzabski Secondary ELL Instructional Facilitator
Rosana Medan District ELL Counselor/System Translator (bilingual)
Dennis Duke District ELL Social Worker (bilingual)
Dorothy Tolliver Administrative Assistant
Fidel Hernandez Parent Liaison
Yolanda Gierbolini Parent Liaison