Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to the ELCI (English Language and Cultural Immersion). I teach English as a second language to children from all over the world. I received my degree in Multicultural/Multilingual Education from Arizona State University in 2006. I immediately began teaching English as a Second Language in the Phoenix inner city. In 2008 I returned to Arizona State University and received my Masters in English as a Second Language/Biliteracy.
Currently, I teach English as a second language in the ELCI (English Language and Cultural Immersion) program at Lewis and Clark Middle School. This is my second year in this program. I feel blessed to have children from all of the world who are so dedicated to learning. I also teach EDU 230 (Cultural Diversity) courses for Mesa Community college, educating future teachers on culturally relevant teaching/pedagogy and cultural/linguistic acceptance in a diverse world/classroom. I am a teacher, a mother, an advocate and I believe that even a small amount of compassion from every single individual can change the world in great ways. Every child is capable of success.
I am looking forward to a great year with your children. Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.
Sincerely, R. Ferrell
Advisory: Juntos Podemos Leadership Club
1st Hour: English II
2nd Hour: English II
3rd Hour: English I
4th Hour: Teacher Preparation
5th Hour: Lunch
6th Hour: 6th Grade World Civilizations
7th Hour: English I
8th Hour: 8th grade Science and Health Study Skills