West Hempstead Welcomes ENL Jericho educators

West Hempstead Welcomes ENL Jericho educators

The district welcomed Jericho School District teachers on June 5 to showcase the content and pedagogy of the English as a New Language program in West Hempstead High School.

Director of ENL Faith Tripp welcomed Jericho High School ENL teacher Tina Keeling and Jericho Middle School ELA teacher Jennifer Han to view the various ENL classes the high school offers students. The educators observed coteaching classes as well as Stand Alone ENL, Sheltered English and content support classes.

In addition to visiting classrooms, Ms. Keeling and Ms. Han were able to compare ideas, ask questions and have discussions with Ms. Tripp, Superintendent of Schools Daniel Rehman, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dina Reilly, high school principal James DeTommaso and members of the ENL team. The group shared strategies that best support the academic and social-emotional learning needs of English Language Learners.

“We hope that Ms. Keeling and Ms. Han enjoyed their visit to West Hempstead and are able to bring some ideas back to Jericho,” said Ms. Tripp.