Bilingual / ESL Programs

 

Vision:

The English Language Learner in McKinney ISD will graduate as prepared and responsible adults with the necessary college and career skills needed to be productive citizens.

Mission:

Our mission is to ensure that all English Language Learners achieve their highest potential through rigorous academic opportunities by providing research-based instructional practices that address their affective, linguistic, and academic needs.

  

Bilingual Program Goals:

The MISD Bilingual Program will develop bilingual, bi-literate, and culturally proficient learners who are critical thinkers, leaders, and contributors in a diverse and competitive world.

  • English and Spanish Proficient: Students will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in English and Spanish at high linguistic and academic proficiency.
  • Culturally Proficient:  Students will develop an understanding of how languages, cultures, and people impact our global society.

ESL Program Goals:

The MISD ESL Program will develop literate and culturally proficient learners who are critical thinkers, leaders, and contributors in a diverse and competitive world.

  • English Proficient:  Students will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in English at high linguistic and academic proficiency.
  • Culturally Proficient:  Students will develop an understanding of how languages, cultures, and people impact our global society.

MISD Guiding Principles for Bilingual and ESL Programs

  • Being proficient in the first and second language produces higher academic achievement.
  • Language proficiency means having both basic interpersonal communications skills and cognitive academic language skills.
  • Academic proficiency in the first language forms the basis for academic proficiency in the second language.
  • A second language is learned best through lots of exposures that are comprehensible (comprehensible input) in a supportive environment.
  • When students feel good about themselves, their achievement improves.

Additional Resources

Staff

Judith Coffman

Director of Bilingual/ESL
469-302-7710 - Main Number
Email: Judith Coffman

Leticia Marquez

Administrative Assistant
469-302-7710 - Main Number
Email: Leticia Marquez

Rosalia Soroa

Newcomer Parent Liaison
469-302-7710
Email: Rosalia Soroa

Amber Buie

Bilingual/ESL
Coordinator (Secondary)
469-302-4065
Email: Amber Buie

Sonia E. Rhykerd

Bilingual/ESL Coordinator
(Newcomer and Secondary)
469-302-4058
Email: Sonia E. Rhykerd

Michelle Orobitg-Baca

Bilingual/ESL
Coordinator (Elementary)
469-302-4079
Email: Michelle Orobitg-Baca

Hilda Rodriguez

Bilingual/ESL
Coordinator Elementary
469-302-4191
Email: Hilda Rodriguez

Sandra Vroman

Bilingual/ESL
Curriculum Coordinator
469-302-7714
Email: Sandra Vroman

Department FAX:
469-302-7718

Located at Central Office
McKinney, TX 75069