ESOL Education

Last Updated: 9/16/2022 9:53 PM

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a state-funded instructional program for eligible English Learners (ELs) in grades K-12. The ESOL program is a standards-based curriculum emphasizing academic and social language development. ESOL coursework is based upon the WIDA Consortium English Language Development (ELD) standards. Classroom teachers integrate these ELD standards with the Georgia Performance Standards to enable ELs to both communicate in English and demonstrate their academic, social, and cultural proficiency.

Student & Parent Resources 

Title III Resources 

Some of our students also receive supplemental language instruction services to develop English language skills and support academic success. This research-based curricula is in addition to students' regular ESOL class. The supplemental language supports we use in Thomas County are:

  • Imagine Learning
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Hands on English
  • Language Power
  • Frames for Fluency
  • Oxford Picture Dictionary Workbook


ESOL Staff
Emily RossEmily Ross

System ESOL Coordinator & Instructor 
Ph: (229) 584-9142
Fax: (229) 225-4376






Laura ParkersonLaura Parkerson


ESOL Instructor
Ph: (229) 584-9135
Fax: (229) 225-4376






Thais WoodsThais Woods


ESOL Instructor
Ph: (229) 584-9165
Fax: (229) 225-4376