English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a comprehensive program which provides instruction to improve the English language proficiency of students at all levels. ESOL instruction integrates instructional techniques for teaching English as a Second Language in accordance with the curriculum standards requirements. The curriculum provides an equal amount of instruction, scope and sequence as that of the mainstream education students. The students considered for these classes function at different levels of English, come from diverse backgrounds and may speak various native languages. Our teachers facilitate our students through the use of ESOL strategies, and accommodations in order to help them meet their instructional needs in a comprehensible manner.

Program Goal

The goal of the ESOL program is to ensure that all English language learners entering Volusia County Schools will acquire oral language development, English language literacy, and content knowledge to prepare them to participate successfully with their English-speaking peers in all academic areas of the general education curriculum.

Program Objectives

  • To facilitate English language acquisition in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • To ensure academic achievement
  • To facilitate attainment of the curriculum standards
  • To recognize and value the English language learner's native language and culture
  • To promote high expectations for English language learners

Mission Statement​

The mission of the Volusia County ESOL Program is to recognize and meet the educational needs of our English language learners and prepare them to actively  contribute as citizens of a global society.

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Department Contacts

Gianna Acevedo Alamo
​ESOL/Title III Coordinator

E-mail: ghaceved@volusia​​.k12.fl.us​ 
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 23038

Ines Ramos-Feliciano
ESOL Resource Teacher- Title III Activities

E-mail: iramosfe@volusia.k12.fl.us​ 
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 23021

Sylvia Garcia-Wolff
ESOL Specialist - Elementary

E-mail: smgarcia@volusia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 23063

Mayra Santiago
​ESOL Specialist - Secondary

E-mail: masantia@volusia​​.k12.fl.us​ 
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 23028
Bethzaida Sotomayor​
ESOL Resource Teacher - Elementary

Email: bsotomay@volusia.k12.fl.us 
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 23025
Sandra Quijano
ESOL Resource Teacher - Secondary

E-mail: squijano@volusia.k12.fl.us​ 
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 23020
Deborah E. Johnson
ESOL Compliance Resource Teacher

Email: dejohns1@volusia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 23040
Lucianne Tirado
Interpretation/Translation Specialist

Email: lmtirado@volusia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 23071
Isabel Velez
Office Specialist

Email: ilvelez@volusia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (386) 734-7190 Ext. 23070

Amaris Mendoza
ESOL Resource Teacher-Elementary

Email: aemendoz@volusia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 23072