Degrees and Certifications:
* Bachelor's Degree & TEFL Certification- University of Minnesota (2010) * K12 ELL License- Hamline University (2014) * Master's of Teaching- Hamline University (2018) * ELM Coaching Certification- Hamline University/ SPPS (2019) About Me ♥ I started teaching in 2015 ♥ I like to draw, paint, take photos, and do crafts ♥ I've taught English abroad and with the Concordia Language Village's Korean language immersion program
♥ My name is Sarah Boyd and I am one of the ELL teachers here.
♥ My goal is to build on students' strengths and develop their English language skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
♥ As an ELL student your child spends most of their day in the general education classroom. In addition, they will work with me at a certain time of the day or week to support their language needs.
♥ Instructional support is provided primarily during reader’s workshop or writer’s workshop. ELL teachers provide targeted language instruction and learning strategies to students to make grade level content more accessible.
♥ Even though your child’s English development is important, their home language and culture is just as important. Please keep using your home language with your child.
♥ Learn more about the district's MLL department and ELL programs here: http://mll.spps.org/
♥ If you have any questions or need information about ELL service, ELL testing, or eligibility, please contact me.