Hello! Welcome to the department of ESL (English as a Second Language). My name is Carol Ran, and my Chinese name is Yijuan, meaning strong and graceful. With a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Elementary Education and an ESL endorsement, this is my 13th year of ESL teaching at Natcher working with international students coming from 27 different countries.
My great joy of teaching is to help our international students acquire English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As a life-long English language learner myself, I love to work with my ESL students because learning English is fun!
I have a diligent husband working at Vanderbilt University as a bioinformatics engineer. We have a lovely daughter who will graduate from high school next spring. She loves reading, singing, dancing, and playing the piano in her spare time.
Just like my husband, I love traveling, camping, canoeing, and fishing. As a family, we like to cruise to exotic places to get to see different people and have a first-hand touch of their unique cultures and customs.
Gratefully, I work with Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Schallert, Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Bockhouse, and Mrs. Nance in our department. We are dedicated to helping our ESL students master English skills every day. We work as a team assisting our English language learners to succeed at school.