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ESL/Title III/Migrant Meet the Staff





 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 University 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. 





 Sherly Ortiz   Hello, my name is Sherly Ortiz, ESL Parent and Family Liaison for Vance County Schools. I am a proud graduate of Vance County Schools. I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish. I began my career with Vance County Schools as a Kindergarten teacher at Aycock Elementary. I also enjoyed teaching 3rd grade at Aycock. In my free time, I love to spend time with my friends and family. I especially enjoy going to concerts and watching movies! I am excited to transition into a role in which I will continue to enrich and support the educational journey of the future of Vance County.                                                                                                                                                     





David Rincon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   HI! My name is Mr. Rincon, I am the ESL teacher at EM Rollings and Early College.  I did my B.A in foreign languages (English and French) at UPTC in Tunja, Col. I started my career as a kindergarten teacher assistant. I love teaching and I have taught for the past 8 years in Colombia.   *A little about me* I love going to the gym, hiking and camping.  I am not good at soccer.  I enjoy  hanging out with friends. I like to watch series on Netflix. I long to travel around the world. What country should I visit first?                                                                                                                                              




Ana DavilaMy 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. I’m really passionate about teaching the young. As an ESL teacher I help them to overcome their difficulties and reach higher goals, which is truly fulfilling. Personally, I am married and we have two great kids. They enjoy the experience here as well.





Vacant Position- ESL Teacher 





Liliana Soto

Hello! My name is Liliana Soto, I am from Barranquilla, Colombia and I am a cultural exchange teacher. I am the ESL teacher 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. Soy una maestra de ESL 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.




Carolina Gomez

Hello, My name is Carolina Gomez and I am an ESL Teacher from Colombia. I am very excited to be working in Vance County with the ESL students at Pinkston Street and L.B. Yancey.





Edna Celis

Hi, my name is Edna Celis, I am from Colombia, I am the ESL teacher at STEM, Advance Academy, V3 and  Carver. I am so glad to be part of the Vance County Schools. I completed a Master's Degree in English language teaching for self-directed learning. I also have a degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages.   I am married and have a handsome boy; I love reading and learning new things in my spare time. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to share my culture and teach your children. 





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. 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. 





Karen Suarez

My name is Karen Suarez, I am from Bogotá, Colombia and I am an ESL and a Spanish as a Heritage teacher. I currently teach at Vance County High School. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Foreign languages and my M.A in Education.
I am here with my husband and my daughter. I really love what I do and I am glad to know that I will be working with your children this academic year.

Mi nombre es Karen Suarez, soy de Bogotá, Colombia y soy la profesora de ESL y de Spanish as a Heritage. Actualmente enseño en el Vance County High School. Soy Licenciada en idiomas y tengo una Maestría en educación. Vivo aquí con mi esposo y mi hija.
Realmente amo lo que hago y me hace muy feliz saber que voy a trabajar con sus hijos durante este año académico.




Lesli Miranda Turner

Hello, my name is Lesli Miranda Turner and I am the Migrant Recruiter for Vance County Schools. I have spent my whole life in Vance County and I've started raising my own family here as well. I attended Vance Granville Community College in Henderson, NC and majored in Pharmacy Technology. I love to help people in any way that I can.




Elham Lamiy

Hello my name is Elham Lamiy and I am the Arabic Family Liaison. I also lead the Arabic for Heritage Speakers Class. I enjoy working with all of the students and families.





Parents,                                                                                                                If you would like to receive messages in your home language, please make sure we have   your correct email address. Thank you!

Padres,                                                                                                                  Si desea recibir mensajes en su idioma materno, asegúrese de que tengamos su   dirección de correo electrónico correcta. ¡Gracias!

آباء، إذا كنت ترغب في تلقي الرسائل بلغتك الأم ، يرجى التأكد من أن لدينا عنوان بريدك الإلكتروني الصحيح. شكرا لك! aba'a, 'iidha kunt targhab fi tulqi alrasayil bilghtik al'um , yrja alta'akud min 'an ladayna eunwan biridik al'iiliktrunii alsahiha. shukran lk!


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