Northport K8 school prepared to address cultural diversity

Northport K-8 School is preparing to address the needs of a very diverse population through a targeted and focused ESOL program.  Longtime instructor, Mary Toto along with two paraprofessionals will incorporate RTI or Response To Intervention into small group, multi-tiered learning groups.

Each student targeted as ESOL will receive direct instruction in English Language skills to quickly assimilate into the regular education classroom. Students, equipped with support from Mrs. Toto and her team, heritage language dictionaries and classroom instructors who are trained in offered ESOL support strategies will be offered every opportunity to excel and achieve quickly.

Each child’s needs are addressed through close collaboration with parents, family members, classroom teachers, school administration and outside sources. The ESOL lab and the entire school are prepared to help build solid foundations in English language learning and offer speedy and efficient assimilation into the Saint Lucie County School District culture with the greatest degree of success.

Pictured from left are Marion Morales, Mary Toto and LaShawn Floyd.

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist