Language Acquisition (ELL)

Jillea Bueso

ELL

E: jillea.bueso@dmschools.org

Biography

I teach English in the Intensive English Language Center at Meredith; otherwise known as the IELC. I have been teaching since 2002, but have been working in the schools and with students since 1996. I graduated from Hoover in 1991, Cornell College in 1995 and received my Masters from Drake in 2002. I also attended William Penn to receive my English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement. I love teaching ELLs and I love learning from them even more. I have taught students from around the globe. I feel like I have virtually travelled to their countries when I learn their stories. I hope you take time to learn the stories of the people around you! Everybody has a story.

Dan Johnson

IELC

E: Daniel.johnson7@dmschools.org

Erin Maxon

7th Grade ELL

E: Erin.Maxon@Dmschools.org

Kaitlin Ogden

ELL

E: kaitlin.ogden@dmschools.org

Biography

 

Name: Kait Ogden

Subject Area: Math

Grade: Math

College(s) attended: Minnesota State Mankato, University of Northern Iowa

Years teaching: 2

Years at Meredith: 2

What I enjoy about teaching here: I highly enjoy the positive, hard- working staff and the high energized students!

Greatest hope for my students: My hope for 6th grade students is for them to grow in their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and also grow as individuals.

Learner profile trait that motivates me:  Risk- Taker

Additional information:  I’m a 3 –time All American swimmer. I enjoy being outdoors and active.

Lisa Rooney

7th Grade Math

E: lisa.rooney@dmschools.org

Biography

 

Name:  Lisa Rooney

Subject Area:  Math

Grade:  7th Grade

College(s) attended:  Iowa State University

Years teaching:  17

Years at Meredith:  11

What you enjoy about teaching here:  Students and families

Greatest hope for my students:  I want students to feel inspired.

Learner profile trait that motivates me:  Caring

 

Marlou Soyer

ELL Reading

E: marlou.soyer@dmschools.org

Biography

I am a 2002 graduate of Upper Iowa University. I received my Masters in Education from Drake University in 2009. I began my teaching career at Merrill Middle School as a part-time Language Arts/Reading Teacher in 2002. For the past nine years I have taught Language Arts/Reading and Global Studies at Meredith Middle School.

Kathryn Winger

ELL

E: kathryn.winger@dmschools.org

Biography

I have been teaching ELL (English Language Learners) at Meredith Middle School since 2001. I have enjoyed being involved with students and families that are from so many different places in the world. Our ELL program at Meredith expands beyond the school day with additional English enrichment programs after school and on Saturday's. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy camping, traveling, and NASCAR with my husband, Doug and children Colin and Amanda.