ESL (English as a Second Language) is provided to English language learners (ELLS) as an intensive program of instruction to accelerate acquisition of proficiency in English language and literacy. ESL instruction is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and is accommodated to the student's level of proficiency in English as well as level of academic achievement. Lessons address comprehension, speaking, reading and composition of both oral and written English language. Instruction is provided through supplemental pull-out or content-based classroom instruction.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
Identified as a non-English or limited-English speaker
Based on results of the Oral Language Proficiency State-Approved Test
Approved by parents to participate in program after initial identification
Students will progress a minimum of one level of proficiency in English each school year.
Students will achieve a rating of Advanced High in proficiency in English within four years.
Students will meet the ESL program exit criteria and become fully integrated into the general education program
Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Jill Flores and I am a proud graduate of Texas A&M University. I am originally from Laredo, TX, and lived there until I moved to College Station. I moved to Houston in 2000, and can't imagine living anywhere else. I come from a big family that is spread out between Laredo, San Antonio, and Houston. We love doing family trips during the summer and try to get together as often as we can.
I have been in education for 18 years. During those 18 years, I gained experience teaching Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade. I started my career with Aldine ISD in 2000, and then moved to Spring ISD in 2008. My certifications include: ESL, Early Childhood, Reading, Math, and Elementary Education grades Pre-K - 6.
This is my third year with Fort Bend ISD as an ESL Support Teacher. I am greatful to be a part of Mission West Elementary and look forward to a successful school year!