Susan Mayberger, the Coordinator of ESL and Migrant and Refugee Education, is retiring from the Omaha Public Schools. As coordinator, it was Susan's job to oversee the English as a Second Language program responding to the needs of English language learners in an effort to provide optimal educational opportunities.
- ESL teachers design lessons to foster students' ability to read, write, speak, and understand academic English.
- Students learn English language while learning academic content through sheltered instruction practices such as scaffolding and interaction.
- The ESL program promotes a culturally responsive learning environment where students' first language and cultural identity are nurtured.
- Migrant children have educational needs that are different from those of other children. When migrant children move with their families, their education as well as their life is disrupted. The Migrant Education Program strives to provide services and materials to help migrant children succeed in school. They can earn a diploma, develop their skills, and expand their options for the future.
The OPS community is profoundly grateful for Susan't years of service. Join us in celebrating Susan Mayberger and her commitment to Omaha Public Schools.