ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Flag Coved GlobeThe mission of Owings Mills High School ESOL Program is to assist non-native speakers of English in acquiring sufficient language proficiency and independent learning strategies to become successful participants in high school and beyond.   The ESOL program will serve as a support system for the ELL until he/she is able to achieve independent academic success. This education will be provided in such a way that values each student’s home language and ensures that each student maintains a sense of pride in his/her native culture.


The ESOL Program is committed to sustaining instructional excellence through collaborative professional support, continuous monitoring of ESOL Program curricula and student services, and integration of appropriate educational technology into learning and instruction.

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 Department Members & Their Courses Include:


Margarita Ugarte-Caffyn, ESOL Program Facilitator, [email protected] ESOL American Government
Rebecca Alvarado, ESOL Department Chair,
[email protected] Academic Foundations, ESOL AVID 9

Natalia Florez, Bilingual Paraprofessional,  [email protected]     

Kayla Franze, [email protected] Photo Journalism, EFL 2

Christine Gover, [email protected], LTC, ESOL American Culture 

Katie Kennedy, [email protected] ESOL American Government, ESOL Math/Algebra 1

Xueling Lu, [email protected] Keyboarding

Emily Martin, [email protected] EFL 1, ESOL U.S. History

Shannon Mullaney, [email protected] Newcomer, ESOL AVID 10

Shannon Olsen, [email protected] ESOL English 9, ESOL English 11

Irida Ruci, [email protected] ESOL Math

Ismail Saed, [email protected] LTC, EFL 3

Nancy Widney, [email protected], ESOL English 10, Newcomer

Lydia Yoon, [email protected] ESOL Career Strategies, ESOL Health, Academic Foundations