August 23, 2018
The NCSTIIID 2018-2019 Kick-Off Webinar included an overview of the work of the council, updates from the US Department of education, both OELA and OSS, and Special Topic Presenter, Astrid “Emily” Francis on Building Partnerships with Families to Ensure Student Success. (Emily’s presentation begins at the 1 hour time stamp)
Astrid Emily Francis is an English as a Second Language teacher at Concord High School in Concord, North Carolina. She serves students in 9th-12th grade with various English proficiency levels. Emily’s experience as an English Language Learner inspired her to become an ESL teacher and affords her a deep understanding of the challenges her students must overcome to find success. Emily earned a BA in Spanish and a MAT in ESL from UNC-Charlotte. She serves as a professional development facilitator, motivational speaker, and Keynote. Emily is a member of Teaching Channel’s Fab Five ELL Squad and Team member of Confianza LLC
Emily served as teacher liaison to the Cabarrus County Board of Education as Teacher of the Year 2016.
As a leader, Emily’s focus is to inspire students to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more.
- U.S. Department of Education (USED)
- The Every Student Succeeds Act Laws and Guidance page
- USED Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
- EL Toolkit
- Newcomer Toolkit
- National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
- Schools’ Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents
- ELPA 21