ELD (English Language Development) Department

Contact the ELD Department

Judith Artman, ELD RT
Department Director

Department: 301.321.3400
Staff Directory: ELD Department 

The ELD (English Language Development) Department is staffed by linguistically and culturally diverse teachers who cooperate as a team and work as a professional learning community.

We provide the following programs to serve our community and students:

  • A multilingual Back-To-School Night Parent Meeting
  • Individual and group bilingual counseling for academic, social, and personal issues
  • Knight Time (offering afterschool academic help and social events)
  • Lunch tutoring
  • Parent services provided by our parent outreach coordinator.

Members of our department coordinated and directed a school-wide International Night program promoting appreciation of Wheaton's cultural diversity. ELD teachers have also sponsored or supported the New Experiences Club, the International Club, and the Minority Scholars.

Goals of the MCPS ELD program

The goal of the English Language Development (ELD) program is to empower ELD students to master academic English to thrive in school, college, careers, and as global citizens. The education of students learning English as a new language is a collaborative responsibility shared by the ELD teacher, the classroom teacher, all other appropriate MCPS staff, as well as the ELD student.

ESOL/Bilingual Programs identify eligible students for ESOL services, monitor their English Language Development, provide funding and programmatic support through Title III Federal funds, and exit students who have met the Maryland State Department of Education's English Language Proficiency Target as measured by the WIDA ACCESS.

News and Events

  • International Night

ELD Department Members and Email