ESOL Services

According to the New Hampshire Department of Education, “the mission of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program is to ensure that all English Learners in New Hampshire are given an equitable, appropriate, and academically challenging education.” If English is not a student’s first language and/or not the primary language spoken at home, he or she may be eligible for ESOL support once enrolled in the White Mountain Regional School District. The ESOL teacher will use the WIDA screener assessment to evaluate the student’s English proficiency and offer English language support accordingly. The parents of English language learners may accept or decline ESOL support.

The ESOL teacher for the White Mountain Regional School District is Sibley Brown. Originally from Virginia, Sibley completed her undergraduate education in Spanish and International Studies at the University of Central Florida. After a teaching internship in the Dominican Republic, she decided to enroll in a Master’s program in International & Bilingual Education at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Spain. Following her graduation in 2015, she taught high school Spanish in Virginia for a year before moving to Casablanca, Morocco to teach English. In 2018, Sibley thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. After greatly enjoying her time in the White Mountains of New Hampshire during her hike, she relocated to Whitefield to teach ESOL in March of 2019."