English Language Arts
ESD 105 ELA Support:
What We Offer:
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!
The ELA staff includes:
Theresa Hernandez - Regional Literacy Coordinator, NBCT
Darcie Jamieson - Instructional Improvement Coordinator
Mike ClosnerDirector Teaching & Learning Supportoffice: (509) 834-6819Theresa (Tere) HernandezRegional Literacy Coordinatoroffice: (509) 454-3106Darcie JamiesonInstructional Improvement Coordinatoroffice: (509) 454-3114Erin BalchAdministrative Assistantoffice: (509) 454-3128