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English Language Arts

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The ESD 105 English Language Arts (ELA) team partners with local schools and/or districts to assist in implementing the Washington State Learning Standards for ELA and the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.

Our staff specializes in a variety of support services that can be customized to fit your needs such as, but not limited to: 

  • Coaching teachers, Professional Learning Communities, grade-level teams and/or district leaders through job-embedded support.
  • Customizing formal professional development learning opportunities related to specific reading, writing, listening and/or speaking standards and topics.
  • Hosting regional workshops on effective ELA instruction and assessment practices that provide educators an opportunity to network and build their own expertise.
  • Facilitating ESD 105 ELA Fellows Convenings.

The ELA team is eager to collaborate with you and your district to develop coherent resources that promote success for all students!

 

Our ELA Team

Erin Balch

Titles: Administrative Assistant
Locations: Perez
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-454-3128
Mike Closner

Mike Closner

Titles: Executive Director of Teaching & Learning
Locations: Perez
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-853-1101
Theresa Hernandez

Theresa Hernandez

Titles: Regional Literacy Coordinator
Locations: Perez
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-454-3106
Darcie Jamieson

Darcie Jamieson

Titles: Teaching & Learning Project Manager
Locations: Perez
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-454-3114

Samantha Thomas

Titles: Migrant Academic Service Coordinator - ELA
Locations: Perez
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-454-5307