English Language Learners

Geshya Diaz

ELL Family Support

E: geshya.diaz@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico- Bachelor's Degree in Social Work

Teaching Experience

  • Bilingual Community Outreach- 9 Years
  • Native Language Tutor in Marion County Public Schools- 4 Years

Family/Hobbies

  • I live with my husband and three children. My son Adriel Jose and my two daughters Yahelis and Kamila Zoaris. I enjoy spending time with my kids doing different things.

Julie May

ELL Teacher

E: julie.may@dmschools.org

Meghan Oldham

ELL Teacher

E: Meghan.Oldham@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • Northern Arizona University- Master's Degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education with an endorsement in English as a Second Language
  • University of Northern Iowa- Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Teaching Experience

  • I have taught for 14 years.  I have taught in Arizona, Germany, Colombia, and Iowa.

Family/Hobbies

  • I enjoy yoga, cooking, and traveling with my family.

Susan Sheriff

ELL Teacher

E: susan.sheriff@dmschools.org

Biography

Education

  • University of Iowa- Elementary Classroom Certification K-6 with endorsements in Reading K-8, Social Studies K-8, and ELL K-12
  • University of Northern Iowa- Bachelor's Degree in Nonprofit Administration

Teaching Experience

  • ELL at River Woods since Fall of 2010
  • Kindergarten- 2 Years
  • ELL teacher River Woods/Capital View
  • ELL teacher in Washington, Iowa
  • Kindergarten- Colegio Ingles in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
  • ELL/Title Reading & Math in Dows, Iowa- 2 Years

Family/Hobbies

  • I am very active with several of the local theater groups and enjoy helping students discover the joy of theater.  I also enjoys gardening.