What is the ESOL Program?

  • The English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is offered to all English learners in Fulton schools who meet the eligibility criteria set by the Georgia DOE. Our goal is for students to be proficient in all five language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and comprehension) and to be successful both socially and academically. The ESOL program aids English learners’ success in an English-speaking classroom by addressing all five language skills and building their understanding of our American culture so they can function successfully. Immersion in an English-speaking environment with guidance from the ESOL teacher and accommodations provided by all school personnel will accomplish this goal. ESOL teachers hold the ESOL endorsement issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC) in addition to content area certification. ESOL classes are limited to the maximum size specified by Fulton County and in compliance with State Board of Education Rule 160-5-1-.08 Class Size. ESOL services in Fulton County may be provided through the following approved delivery models: sheltered content courses, push-in content courses, and/or scheduled ESOL classes.

ESOL Teachers

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    Hello! My name is Milly Pelay and I have the privilege of being one of the ESOL teachers at Wilson Creek Elementary. I live in the South Forsyth area with my husband of 24 years and our dogs Max and Benji. In addition, I am blessed to be a mom to my two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Amanda. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 1999 with a BS in Elementary Education along with an ESOL endorsement. In addition, I also hold endorsements in TAG and Culturally Responsive Coaching. In 2017, I graduated from Kennesaw State University with an MS in Educational Leadership. This is my fifth year at Wilson Creek Elementary, and I am excited to ensure your child has a positive and successful experience in our ESOL program.

    Ms. Pelay

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    Hello! I am Mrs. Macoon. I grew up in Roswell, Georgia, and attended Fulton County Schools from elementary to high school. I graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and an ESOL endorsement. Now, I live in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, with my husband, Ron. We are expecting a baby boy in January. This is my eighth-year teaching at Wilson Creek. I have taught both 4th and 5th grade and look forward to teaching ESOL this year!

    Ms. Macoon

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    Hello! My name is Natasha Sutton. This will be my 22nd year as a Fulton County educator. Most of my experience has been with grades 2-5 across all content areas. I have a 12-year-old daughter who attends Hopewell Middle School. In 2000, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University. A few years later, I earned my masters in Reading Language and Literacy/ESOL from Georgia State University. It is my pleasure to work with your children!

    Ms. Sutton

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    Hi!  I am Sherri Jarrett, and this year marks my 32nd year teaching.  My background is in Gifted, STEM, ESOL and Teacher Leadership. I’ve taught all grade levels PreK through 5th, gifted, STEM, ESOL, & EIP, and have had the privilege of being Teacher of the Year twice during my career.  I  absolutely love serving the English Learners at Wilson Creek! 

    Ms. Jarrett

    Megan Schenke

    Hello, my name is Megan Schenke. This is my third-year teaching ESOL at Wilson Creek. I also taught first grade for 11 years in Gwinnett County. I live in Duluth with my husband and three sons. My oldest son Connor is 16 years old; my middle son Spencer is 15 years old, and my youngest son Tanner is 7 years old. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Early Childhood Education. I also received my master’s degree in English Education along with my ESOL certification from the University of Georgia. I truly enjoy teaching, and I am passionate about teaching ESOL.

    Ms. Schenke

Language Liaisons