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Welcome to the ESOL Department!
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Department Chair: Federica Emiliani

The main focus of the curricula taught in ESOL classes is to encourage students to use academic language while working on authentic tasks.

The credit for ESOL 1 is equivalent to the credit for English 9, while the credit for ESOL 2 is equivalent to the credit for English 12.

Every year, ESOL students take the WIDA test to measure their English proficiency level.  

For more information on WIDA, please Click Here

Classes Offered

  • ESOL 1
  • ESOL 2
  • ESOL 3
  • ESOL 4
  • ACADEMIC FOUNDATIONS
  • ESOL NEWCOMER
  • LEARNING THROUGH CONTENT
  • ESOL MATH

Message From the Department/DC

Welcome to the ESOL Department at Woodlawn High School!

At Woodlawn, we value and celebrate every student’s background, culture, and home language(s).

We offer a variety of ESOL courses, school events, and academic & social-emotional supports to help our diverse population of non-native English speakers adapt to a new environment, acquire the English language, and become lifelong learners bound for success in school and life.

Besides working directly with our ESOL students to help them develop their skills, we constantly collaborate with our colleagues to make content classes more accessible and meaningful to multilingual students. 

Meet our Department Members Below!

Emiliani

Name

Federica Emiliani

Email

femiliani@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Academic Foundations

ESOL Newcomer

College(s) Attended

University of Bologna, Italy

Queens College, NY

Hometown

Ferrara, Italy


My name is Ms. Emiliani and I am the ESOL Department Chair. I have been teaching at Woodlawn High School for six years!

I enjoy travelling and hiking. My hobbies are reading, gardening and running. I’m learning to play the piano.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year at Woodlawn!



Baum

Name

Peter Baum

Email

pbaum@bcps.org

Classes Taught

ESOL III

ESOL IV

College(s) Attended

Carleton University

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Hometown

Buffalo, New York


My Name is Mr. Baum and I am in the ESOL department. This is my first year at Woodlawn High School. My hobbies are cooking, photography, and playing my guitar. I am looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year!



Bennett

Name

Kamilah Bennett

Email

Kbennett6@bcps.org

Classes Taught

ESOL 1

ESOL 2

College(s) Attended

UNC at Greensboro (BA)

NDMU 2 (MAT)

Hometown

 


My name is Ms. Bennett and I am in the ESOL department. This is my second year at Woodlawn High School. I am really looking forward to a truly amazing year!


In my free time my son and I go gardening. I am a licensed cosmetologist. I am currently studying to become a certified Yoga teacher. I enjoy traveling and am looking forward to travelling internationally again soon.

 


Burt

Name

Wendy Burt

Email

Wburt@bcps.org

Classes Taught

ESOL Learning through Content

ESOL Math

College(s) Attended

Toccoa Falls College, Framingham University

Hometown

Belvidere, New Jersey


My name is Ms.Burt and I am an ESOL Teacher. This is my first year at Woodlawn.  I have been an educator for 21 years, 4 of them being in Baltimore County. 


I love to travel and see new places. I have two grown children, one an educator and another that works with a community outreach program. 



Thornton

Name

Rebecca Thornton

Email

rthornton2@bcps.org

Classes Taught

ESOL American Culture

American Government

ESOL 2 and LTC

College(s) Attended

University of Oklahoma (BS)

Notre Dame of MD Univ. (MS)

Hometown

Ellicott City, MD


My name is Mrs. Thornton and I teach in the ESOL and social studies departments. This is my 4th year at Woodlawn. For high school I attended Baltimore School for the Arts as a dance major. I support our wonderful dance team, the Spears.


I enjoy spending time outside and walking my dog, who I brought back after living in Peru!



Ms Eligio ESOL para educator

Name

Maria Eligio

Email

meligio@bcps.org

Position

ESOL Paraeducator

College(s) Attended

CCBC

UMBC

Hometown

Penitas, Texas


My name is Ms. Eligio and I am in the ESOL department. This is my third year working at Woodlawn Highschool. I graduated from La Joya High School, which is in south Texas, in 2009. I co-lead the Latinx Unity group at Woodlawn.

When I am not in school, I enjoy spending time hiking and at the beach! I also love music and dancing.

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