• esol

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 Department of Education. The goal of the ESOL program is for students to become proficient in the five language areas of speaking, listening, reading, writing and comprehension and to communicate successfully in both social and academic settings. The ESOL program aids the success of English learners’ immersed in an English-speaking classroom by addressing these essential language skills while building an understanding of American culture. This empowers learners to function effectively and productively in school and home environments. Guidance and support from ESOL teachers paired with accommodations provided by all school personnel provide the methods to accomplish this goal. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC) requires ESOL teachers to complete a certification program and to hold an ESOL endorsement beyond their content area certification. ESOL classes are limited to the maximum size specified by Fulton County 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.

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Mrs. Pelay

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 25 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 with a BS in Elementary Education and an ESOL endorsement. In addition, I also hold endorsements in Gifted and Culturally Responsive Coaching. In 2017, I graduated from Kennesaw State University with an MS in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Instructional Technology. This is my sixth year at Wilson Creek Elementary, and I am excited to ensure your child has a positive and successful experience in our ESOL program.

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Mrs. Jarrett

Hi! I am Sherri Jarrett. This year marks my 33rd year teaching, and I absolutely love serving the English Learners at Wilson Creek. I have my B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education with certification in Gifted, STEM, ESOL and Teacher Leadership. I have taught all grade levels PreK through fifth, gifted, STEM, ESOL, & EIP, and have had the privilege of being Teacher of the Year twice during my career. My husband and I have four adult children with families of their own. Spending time with them is my favorite thing to do – especially our grands. Teaching is my passion, and I cannot wait to see the growth of this year’s class of ESOL Wildcats!

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Mrs. Macoon

Hi! I am Genny Macoon. This is my ninth-year teaching at Wilson Creek. While here, I have taught both 4th and 5th grade students. In 2014, 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 and son, Harry. I am excited for another wonderful year at Wilson Creek!

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Mrs. Schenke

Hello, my name is Megan Schenke. This is my fourth-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 17 years old; my middle son Spencer is 16 years old, and my youngest son Tanner is 8 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 genuinely enjoy teaching, and I am enthusiastic about teaching ESOL.

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Ms. Sutton

Hello! My name is Natasha Sutton. This will be my 23rd year as a Fulton County educator. Most of my experience has been with grades 2-5 across all content areas. I have a daughter who attends Hopewell Middle School. I look forward to working with my group of ESOL students this year! 

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