Hello! My name is Whitney Knight-Rorie. I recently took over as the EL Instructional Specialist for DeSoto County Secondary Schools! Prior to leading teachers, I served as an EL teacher at Southaven Elementary for five years. I live in Southaven with my husband and love manatees, Mississippi State, roller coasters, and individualizing instruction! Please email me at any time in any language!
Resources for Parents
One of the best things you can do with your child is help develop their native language proficiency by reading books, watching movies, and discussing complex topics in your home language. Here are some websites that have books in multiple languages:
Liliana Rangel is our district translator for Spanish/English. Her contact information is (662)449-7182 or Liliana.Rangel@dcsms.org
The Google Translate app can be very useful for translating speech or scanning documents like homework!