Take one look at the Williamson County school system and you’ll see a vast diversity of cultures from all corners of the world. In recent years, school staff has seen a significant influx of students from as far as Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America.
Joseph Whinery, ESL Supervisor at Williamson County Schools, notes that the increase in global diversity in the school system points to business transfers, family connections, higher education opportunities, and people’s personal preferences to live in an area that’s warm, welcoming and inviting to outside cultures and ideas.
“The Williamson County ESL programs always support the students’ growth toward language proficiency,” says Whinery. “In the end, the target goal of the ESL program is for students to exit the services as they reach peer accessibility to grade and course curriculum.”
These thriving ESL programs across Williamson County elementary, middle and high schools not only help students learn and grow within the walls of the school building; building language proficiency also prepares them to fully participate within their community and enter into an increasingly global workforce.