Dawn Waddell

EL Teacher, Hope Sullivan Elementary


About the Teacher

Education: National Board Certified Teacher, English as a New Language 2014

MA in TESL, 2011, University of Mississippi

BA, 2007, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah

Certificate in TESOL, 2004, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, Illinois

Experience: I taught English as a Second Language in Argentina for 10 years. I taught high school Spanish for two years in North Carolina.I am currently teaching a college level ESL class, and will be teaching a Spanish class in the fall.

I have been an EL teacher in Desoto County since Jan. 2009, in the area of elementary education. Hope Sullivan is a K-2 school. I find my job invigorating and love working with children who are learning English.

Bio: I lived in South America for 21 years, where I raised my 3 children and helped my husband in church work. We returned to the states in 2004. Our family is growing with the addition of 5 grandchildren, who unfortunately do not live very close by, residing in Vermont and Ohio. Vacation time is usually spent on the road traveling.