Teacher Information

Phone: (281) 634-0762


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Core Subjects Grades (EC-6) Elementary English Grades (1-8) Elementary Self-Contained Grades (1-8) English as a Second Language Grades (EC-8)

Ms. Cynthia Elden


I am so excited to be working with the teachers and ESL students at Meadows this year.  Fort Bend ISD has been my workplace since 2000. I have had the opportunity to teach second, third, and fourth grade as well as ESL. 

I grew up near Austin, then went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Following graduation, I moved to the Houston area where I began my teaching career. I am a Texas girl through and through. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and watching movies. 

 I love teaching and working with children. It is my privilege to be working with the fabulous teachers and students at Meadows Elementary! 


    • ESL (English as a Second Language) is provided to Emergent Bilinguals (EBs) 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 content-based classroom instruction.

      Student Eligibility Requirements

      * Identified as a non-English or limited-English speaker based on results of the State-Approved Test 
      * Approved by parents to participate in the 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 reclassification criteria and become fully integrated into the general education program.