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    Welcome

     

    Welcome to the ESL Department

     

    The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program delivers ESL services to all English Learners (ELs) in Vance County Schools. The goal of the ESL program is to help English Language Learners attain English Language proficiency and particpate meaningfully in the standard educational program.

    El programa de inglés como segundo idioma ofrece servicios de ESL a todos los estudiantes de inglés en las escuelas del condado de Vance. El objetivo del programa de ESL es ayudar a los estudiantes del idioma inglés a lograr el dominio del idioma inglés y participar de manera significativa en el programa educativo estándar.

ESL/Title III/ Migrant Staff

 Kim Meza

Phone: 252-492-2127

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ESL/Title III/ Migrant Director

Kim Meza

Hi, I'm Kim Meza, ESL/Title III/Migrant Director for Vance County Schools. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and an ESL licensure from the Universtity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I obtained my Master's Degree in Elementary Education at North Carolina Central University. I enjoy working with students who are second language learners. In my free time, I love traveling with my family, visiting Cherry Grove Beach and attending UNC football games. 

 Jose Martinez

Phone: 252-492-2127

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ESL Family Liaison/Migrant Recruiter

Jose Martinez

 Ana Davila

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ESL Teacher Clarke Elementary, E.O Young Elementary and V3.

Ana Davila

My name is Ana Davila and I am proud to be an ESL teacher at Vance
County Schools. I am from Barranquilla, Colombia. I received a
Bachelor’s degree in Preschool education from Universidad del
Atlantico. I learned English as a second language back in the 90’s in
Austin, TX. This is my second year as an ESL teacher here in North
Carolina. I’ve been an English teacher for over 26 years now during
which I have taught in all levels, from preschool to University
undergraduate students.

I’m really passionate about teaching the young. As an ESL teacher I
help them to overcome their difficulties and reach higher goals, that’s
truly fulfilling. Remote learning has become a challenge to conquer
everyday. Every delivered class is an accomplishment. I feel thankful
for the opportunity to improve my teaching experience daily.

Personally, I have been married for 21 years and we have two great
kids, 15 and 13, currently attending Vance County Schools. They enjoy
the experience here as well.

 Katia Lossa

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ESL Teacher Dabney Elementary, Zeb Vance Elementary and Carver Elementary

Katia Lossa

 Sarah Juarez

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ESL Teacher E.M.Rollins Elementary and New Hope Elementary

Sarah Juarez

Hello I'm Mrs.Juarez. I grew up knowing that I wanted to be an educator.  It was a dream of mine since my second grade teacher was a caring teacher and influence. I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Longwood College. I was teaching in the city of Richmond, VA when I received my Master of Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. I received an ESL add on endorsement from Virginia Commonwealth University. I enjoyed Study Abroad from Universidad International in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I taught English 101 and ESL at John Tyler Community College in Chester, VA and also at J Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA. I am a retired teacher from VA and also from NC.  I’m working part time, because being a teacher is my identity.  The students are my joy, and they keep me young.

 Liliana Soto

Phone: 252-492-1516

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ESL Teacher Aycock Elementary and V3

Liliana Soto

Hello!

My name is Liliana Soto, I am from Barranquilla, Colombia and I am a cultural exchange teacher. I have been an  ESL teacher at Vance County Schools for 4 years. I currently teach at  Aycock Elementary and The Vance Virtual Village school. I have been an English/Spanish language teacher since 2015 and I have taught at different educational grade levels since then. I completed my M.A in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is a pleasure for me to work with your children and with the ESL community. In case you need our help please don’t hesitate in reaching out to our ESL team, we are here to help you out.

Hola!

Mi nombre es Liliana Soto,soy de Barranquilla, Colombia y soy profesora de intercambio cultural. He sido maestra de  ESL en Vance County Schools por 4 años. Actualmente enseño en la escuela primaria Aycock y  en la escuela virtual  de  Vance Virtual Village.He sido maestra de idiomas con énfasis en  Inglés/Español desde el 2015; y desde entonces he enseñado diferentes niveles educativos. Obtuve mi Maestría  en Enseñanza del Inglés como Lengua Extranjera. Es un placer para mí, poder trabajar con sus niños  y con ustedes. En caso de necesitar nuestra asistencia, no dude en contactar a nuestro equipo de maestros de  ESL ,estamos para ayudarle cuando lo necesite.

 Deris Mora

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ESL/Spanish as a Heritage Language Teacher Vance County Middle School and Advance Academy

Deris Mora

  

Hello, I am Deris Mora. I am originally from Colombia, South America. I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish as a Heritage Language at Vance County Middle School and Advance Academy. I completed my Master’ Degree in Education (Specialty in ESL) at Meredith College. Teaching is my passion and my lifestyle. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with my students, their parents, and the school community. 

 Lucmar Crespo

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ESL/Spanish as a Heritage Language Teacher Vance County High School, Early College High School, Advance Academy and V3.

Lucmar Crespo

 Jose Covelli

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ESL/Spanish Teacher STEM Early High School

Jose Covelli

Hi, I’m Jose G. Ortiz Covelli. I’m the Spanish and ESL teacher at STEM EHS in Vance County. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language Teaching from Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS in Bucaramanga (Colombia) and a Master’s Degree in TESOL from Greensboro College. I love being part of this amazing team and working with English language learners means a lot to me.  

 Maria Maldonado

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ESL Teacher L.B.Yancey Elementary School and Pinkston Street Elementary School

Maria Maldonado

Hi, I’m Maria Luisa Maldonado Fruto, ESL teacher at L.B. Yancey Elementary School and Pinkston Street Elementary School. I received a Bachelor Degree in Foreign Languages Teaching at Universidad del Atlantico (Colombia). I obtained my Master Degree in Neuropsychology and Education at Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (Spain).  I love teaching languages because we increase our ability to empathize with others and we learn about different cultures.

 Elham Lamiy

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Arabic Family Liaison

Elham Lamiy

 Lesli Miranda

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Migrant Recruiter

Lesli Miranda