ELAR Newsletter

Spring 2022

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Happy Spring ... Summer is almost here!

Dear Fellow Educators,

We have completed the first quarter of the year with all the excitement it brings. Please note our upcoming summer professional learning opportunities, and remember that you can always stay up-to-date by checking our ESC Registration Page. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

In this newsletter, we have added two buttons - Elementary and Secondary. Please click on the buttons below to be connected to the Elementary and Secondary newsletters.

- Your ESC Region 11 ELAR Team

Meet our new ELAR Department Team Members!

Brittany Kosumsuriya

Hello! I am Brittany Kosumsuriya, the new Secondary ELAR Instructional Content Coach at ESC Region 11. After spending the last six years in the Teaching and Learning Department (T&L) at Grand Prairie ISD, where I served as a Secondary ELAR Instructional Strategist and then the Secondary ELAR Content Facilitator, I am joining the service center. During my time in T&L, I supported our secondary campuses with content coaching, professional development, blended and digital learning, and implementing the new ELAR TEKS. Prior to working in T&L, I taught high school English for GPISD. I am a mom to a baby boy born in November 2021 and three fur babies (dogs).

Jennifer Garcia

Greetings! I am Jennifer Garcia, the new Literacy Instructional Coach at ESC Region 11. I was a classroom teacher in Dallas ISD and Arlington ISD before transitioning to Arlington ISD's Curriculum and Instruction Department. While working in Curriculum and Instruction, I supported secondary ELAR teachers, coaches, and administrators in various literacy best practices. I am a mother of two teenage girls and currently working on my Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership. When I am not busy with those things, I enjoy anything science fiction and fantasy-related. One of my biggest goals is to travel the world.

Elementary ELAR Team

Secondary ELAR Team

SL 5.10.22

JW 5.12.22

BM 5.13.22