Resource Teacher: Emily Alexiou
- Jody Gil – ESOL 3/ ESOL 5 – Joellyn_E_Gil@mcpsmd.org
- Katie Lazo – Reading / ESOL 2 – Katie_M_Lazo@mcpsmd.org
- Tuhien Ha – Paraeducator – Tuhien_Ha@mcpsmd.org
- Hiba Jampolsky – Paraeducator – Hiba_M_Jampolsky@mcpsmd.org
- Nicole Levesque – Academic Language / ESOL 4 – Nicole_J_Levesque@mcpsmd.org
- Brenna Matthews – MAPS / METS Math – Brenna_K_Matthews@mcpsmd.org
- Long Nguyen – Paraeducator – Long_D_Nguyen@mcpsmd.org
- Pilar Romero – Paraeducator – Pilar_Romero@mcpsmd.org
- Kristin Ruopp – Transition Specialist– Kristin_L_Ruopp@mcpsmd.org
- Eugenia Semirot – Basic Reading / US History – Eugenia_K_Semirot@mcpsmd.org
- Karen Shilling – ESOL 1 / METS Lab – Karen_C_Shilling@mcpsmd.org
- Natalie Waltz – US Culture – Natalie_B_Waltz@mcpsmd.org
- Ailish Zompa – ESOL 3 / METS 2 / Reading – Ailish_A_Zompa@mcpsmd.org
Currently there are about 300 students in Blair's ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program which account for approximately 9% of the current student population. Another 20% of Blair's current enrollment are former ESOL students who were in the ESOL program at Blair or one of its feeder schools.
Students in the ESOL program are tested and placed as follows:
|ESOL Literacy (METS)||Level 3 - low intermediate|
|Level 1 - low beginning||Level 4 - high intermediate|
|Level 2 - high beginning||Level 5 - advanced|
Students are tested during the year and are moved from level to level as needed.
Classes and Support Offered by the ESOL Department
Intensive English Classes: Students in ESOL literacy and levels 1-3 have a double period English class. Students in ESOL 4-5 have one period of ESOL and one period of reading. ESOL Seniors can take a Bridge English class as well as their ESOL class. In ESOL classes, teachers emphasize listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Sheltered Content Classes: ESOL teachers offer sheltered content classes to selected students in ESOL literacy and levels 1 & 2 only.
- Basic Reading - for all ESOL students reading below grade level who are identified through testing
- U.S. Culture Past and Present - for students in ESOL 1 and METS 2
- US History A and B - for students in ESOL levels 2
- MAPS - for students in METS and ESOL levels 1 or 2 who are preparing to take Algebra
- Algebra 1 - for ESOL 1 and 2 students
Academic Support Room: The ESOL Department offers support to ESOL students for help with all their ESOL and content classes in room 148. The support room is open every day during 5A and 5B lunch and after school Tuesday through Thursday until 3:30 p.m.
Sheltered Classes and Support offered to ESOL Students by Other Departments
Social Studies - U.S. History, NSL Government, World History
Science - Matter and Energy and Biology/Environmental Science/Physics
Math - The math department offers a Algebra and Geometry for ESOL students.
English - The English department offers English Bridge classes to ESOL seniors and former ESOL students in grades 9-11