Welcome to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department. This school year marks my 17th year teaching English Learners. My love for language and for learning drive me to support and encourage each of our English Learners. I am always excited to observe the growth of each student over the years. Having a growth mindset and Beginning with the End in Mind is a primary focus that helps students reach English proficiency. In addition to teaching in Kentucky, I have also lived, taught, and studied in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Spain. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, attending cultural and sporting events, and reading. I look forward to celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of our English Learners this school year. At JRES we have a Win-Win attitude and we work toward success in everything we do!