Biliteracy || Aprendizaje en dos idiomas

The main goal of the English Language Arts program is to teach students English language literacy skills. These skills are primarily expressed in the ability to effectively read, write, listen and speak.

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 Amanda Meyer photoAmanda Meyer, Biliteracy Specialist

My name is Amanda Meyer, and I’m originally from North Carolina. After graduating from George Washington University, I taught in many different places, from Ecuador to China to California to Japan. I’m excited to be a biliteracy specialist here at Claremont this year and work with the amazing teachers to make sure every child successfully learns to read in both languages. In my spare time, I like studying languages and hiking.

Me llamo Amanda Meyer y soy de Carolina del Norte en los Estado Unidos. Después de graduar de la Universidad de George Washington, trabajé como maestra en muchos diferentes lugares, de Ecuador a China y de California a Japón. Estoy emocionada ser especialista de lectura en los dos idiomas este año aquí en Claremont y trabajar juntos con los maestros para que todos los estudiantes tengan éxito en aprender a leer en los dos idiomas. En mi tiempo libre, me gusta estudiar idiomas y hacer senderismo.

picture of Reading specialist readingDr. Ayanna Baccus, Reading Specialist

I love reading and teaching reading at Claremont! My goal is to help all children become strategic and motivated readers and writers. A few of my favorite children’s authors are Mildred Taylor, Patricia Polacco, and Beverly Clearly. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and spending time with my family and friends.



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Mrs. Nina Cortina, Reading Specialist

My name is Nina Cortina and I am originally from Miami, Florida. I have been in education for 20 years now and have worked in various educational settings, such as Montessori schools, museum-based schools, and even micro schools. I love being at Claremont because my mother language is Spanish and I am raising my own children in a multilingual household. I am excited to share my love of reading in both Spanish and English with the students!