This is my homepage. I have been teaching ELL or ESL at Harding High School since 1998. I have taught all grade levels and English Language Learner levels at Harding. I began in this profession as a volunteer English teacher in 1993 working with adults, many of them seniors, from the former Soviet Socialist Republics. I received my license through Hamline University and started with the St. Paul Public Schools soon after.
The ELL students at Harding come from many countries. They speak Karen, Hmong, Somali, Spanish, and Nepali. I know a few words in several different languages, but I'm only fluent in my home language, English.
Teachers and students at Harding come from diverse backgrounds. We practice different customs and religions. We learn from each other and develop strong bonds and close friendships. In class we concentrate on English conversation and grammar and understanding a little bit more everyday about one another and life in the US.
Period 1: Professional Learning Community
Advisory: Mondays and Wednesdays
Periods 2 and 3: ELL 1.5
Periods 4 and 5: ELL 1.5
Period 6: English 9 Language Development
Period 7: Prep and Office Hours
Harding offers after school tutoring to ELL students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15-4:00 in Room 1131.