The goal of the Elementary English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) curriculum is to enable the English Language Learner (ELL), who is learning English as a new language, to develop the language skills needed to achieve academically, participate successfully in the school and classroom setting, and adjust socially to the U.S. culture.
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Meet the ESOL Teachers
Hi! My name is Mary Calo and this is my third year at Sequoyah ES, but I have been a teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools for a long time! I have had the opportunity to teach grades 1,2,3, and 4. I am certified to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages as well as Special Education. I graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and from Hood College with a Masters of Arts in Human Sciences - Elementary Math and Science. I grew up in Rockville and attended MCPS schools. I now live in Frederick with my husband, Bob, and our two dogs, Marti and Jackie. I enjoy traveling, especially to warm, tropical locations, shopping, walking my dogs, and curling up with a good book.
I am excited to be a part of Sequoyah as an ESOL teacher! I have been teaching in Montgomery County for over 17 years in which I was a 2nd grade classroom, Reading Initiative, and ESOL teacher. I also went to MCPS schools and have lived around here my whole life! I graduated from the University of MD many years ago and also received my Masters of Reading through John Hopkins as well as I became certified in Special ED and ESOL! I love working with the ESOL students and the whole staff at Sequoyah but I also love to spend time with my 2 teenage daughters, 2 dogs, and hubby who all keep me quite busy as well!
I have lived in Montgomery County my whole life and graduated from Albert Einstein High School. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Maryland, and my Master's degree with a concentration in Special Education from Trinity College, Washington DC. I have taught ESOL in all parts of the county, and for many years traveled between locations as I was assigned to multiple schools. When I began working at Sequoyah in 1991, I was also teaching at three other elementary schools and a middle school. I was very happy when eventually Sequoyah became my full time assignment!In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband and four children, gardening, reading, and walking my dog.