Title III - ESOL

Title III, Part A, EL & Immigrant & ESOL
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a state-funded instructional program for eligible English Learners (ELs) in grades K-12.  The ESOL program is a standards-based curriculum emphasizing academic and social language development. ESOL coursework is based upon the WIDA Consortium English Language Development (ELD) standards. Classroom teachers integrate these ELD standards with the Georgia content area standards to enable ELs to both communicate in English and demonstrate their academic, social, and cultural proficiency. 

Title III is a federally-funded program that provides eligible Local Education Agencies with funding to supplement those ESOL services already in place.  Both ESOL and Title III hold students accountable for progress in, and attainment of, English language proficiency. Upon attainment of English language proficiency, students exit from supplemental language services.

Eligibility for Language Support Services
The Georgia Department of Education provides the criteria to determine eligibility for language support services.  This criterion includes the student's native, home, and first language as one other than English.  Additionally, s
tudents who have difficulty listening, speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language to the extent that their language skills are a barrier to their success in a regular classroom will be eligible for language services.

Title III, Part A, Immigrant 
Dawson County currently receives Title III, Part A Immigrant funds. Criteria for immigrant eligibility status for students include being born in another place other than the United States or Puerto Rico, having completed less than three full academic years in U.S. schools, and being between the ages of 3-21. 

For more information, please view the GADOE website.
Title III, Part A - Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students

School ESOL Lead Teachers

 Elementary Schools

Black's Mill Elementary
Holly Bottoms             
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Riverview Elementary
Mallory Skinner
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  Kilough Elementary
Tania Hand
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Robinson Elementary
Mallory Skinner
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Middle/Junior High Schools
  Dawson County Middle
Courtney Midgett
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Dawson County Junior High
Lainie Esber Freedlund
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High School
  Dawson County High
Cheyenne Martin
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GA Department of Education Title III/ESOL
World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA)

District Title III-A & ESOL Contact
Dr. Denise Reynolds
Director of Federal Programs, Assessment, & Accountability
(706) 265 - 3246 ext. 1038
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