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GENERAL INFORMATION

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a state-funded instructional program for eligible English Learners (ELs) in grades K-12 (Georgia School Law Code 1981, 20-2-156, enacted in 1985). The ESOL program is a standards based curriculum emphasizing academic and social language development. ESOL coursework is based upon the WIDA Consortium English Language Development (ELD) standards. Classroom teachers integrate the ELD standards with the Georgia Standards of Excellence to enable ELs to both communicate in English and demonstrate their academic, social and cultural proficiency. Instructional approaches, both in ESOL and general education classes, ensure that the needs of Georgia’s ELs are accommodated. To the extent practicable, it is appropriate to use the EL’s home language as a means of  providing parents with school-related information.

Since 2006, Georgia has been part of the WIDA Consortium. Together with our colleague-states, we work in close collaboration with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), the Center for Applied Linguistics and MetriTech to ensure that our English Language Proficiency assessment (ACCESS for ELs) and our ESOL teaching standards remain viable and valid across administration years.

CONTACT US

DISTRICT

DR. REGINNA GERMANO
Testing, Professional Learning & Title III Coordinator
(912) 283-8656, ext. 1156
reginna.germano@ware.k12.ga.us
LISA DURRENCE
ESOL Facilitator 
(912) 283-8656
lisa.durrence@ware.k12.ga.us


SCHOOLS

Elementary Schools

Center Elementary School
DINAH MYRICK
ESOL Coordinator/Teacher
(912) 287-2366
dinah.myrick@ware.k12.ga.us
Wacona Elementary School
DINAH MYRICK
ESOL Coordinator/Teacher
(912) 287-2362
dinah.myrick@ware.k12.ga.us
Memorial Drive Elementary School
MIRJANA OBRADOVIC
ESOL Coordinator/Teacher
(912) 287-2327
mirjana.obradovic@ware.k12.ga.us
Waresboro Elementary School
ASHLYNN JORDAN
ESOL Coordinator/Teacher
(912) 287-2393
ashlynn.jordan@ware.k12.ga.us
Ruskin Elementary School
REBEKAH GRIFFIS
ESOL Coordinator/Teacher
(912) 287-2325
rebekah.griffis@ware.k12.ga.us
Williams Heights Elementary School
MIRJANA OBRADOVIC
ESOL Coordinator/Teacher
(912) 287-2399
mirjana.obradovic@ware.k12.ga.us

Middle Schools

Ware County Middle School
ASHLYNN JORDAN
ESOL Coordinator/Teacher
(912) 287-2341
ashlynn.jordan@ware.k12.ga.us
Waycross Middle School
ASHLYNN JORDAN
ESOL Coordinator/Teacher
(912) 287-2333
ashlynn.jordan@ware.k12.ga.us

High School

Ware County High School
LISETH PITTMAN
ESOL Coordinator
(912) 287-2351
liseth.pittman@ware.k12.ga.us
Ware County High School
LYDIA HARDING
ESOL Teacher
(912) 287-2351
lydia.harding@ware.k12.ga.us