English as a Second Language Department

ESL Staff

Welcome!       أهلا بك         ¡Bienvenidos!       स्वागत हे      Bienvenue      Chào mừng         خوش آمدید          Benvenuto         Willkommen

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is for English Learners (ELs) whose first language is a language other than English and whose English proficiency is still considered to be limited. In the ESL program, ELs work with a licensed ESL teacher who helps them improve their English skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Our ESL program is a content-based program in which students learn English language skills through core instructional areas. Teachers use a variety of research-based instructional strategies that help students learn the English language and content simultaneously.

If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.


Contact Information:


Central Office Staff:





Laura Porcelli Luquet

Title III Program Specialist

Phone: 336-633-5092


Roxanne Taylor

Title III Parent Liaison

Phone: 336-633-5097


ESL Teachers

Karen Asbill                                                                                 TMS- NERMS - WMS                                                                 kasbill@randolph.k12.nc.us
Samuel Colli
Mauricio Corral
Amy Deming
Melissa Egolf
TES - Trindale - Hopewell
Taro Fenberg
RMS - Seagrove
Oliver Ham
Mauricio Corral
Jackie Lowe
Laura LeRoy
NMES - Coleridge
Jennifer May
SWRMS - U. Ridge - VAR
Candy Medlin
Grays Chapel -  Franklinville - Level Cross
Caroline Nobles
RES - Tabernacle
Irene Parra
Dawn Stutts
Southmont - Farmer
Leslie Zimmerman
THS - WHS - J. Lawrence



The following links support teachers regarding the new WIDA ELD Standards Framework. Each link opens in a new window.

NEW WIDA ELD Standards:

WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition - Kindergarten-Grade 12.

NC ELD Standards Resource Hub

NCDPI English Language Development Glossary

ELD Standards-Based Sentence Stems


The following are excellent websites for teachers of Multilingual Learners (content & ESL).

Unite for Literacy

Provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages.

Learning Chocolate

Aims to help students memorize English vocabulary in an easy and efficient way by using images, pronunciation, and games.

Colorin Colorado

Lots of resources, training videos, book lists, etc., for teachers and parents of ESL students


PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources.

Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories' story-driven, evidence-based teaching, and learning platform. Features over 3400 Awesome Stories-authored story learning guides with over 100,000 primary sources.

Adolescent Literacy

Explicit strategy instruction is at the core of good comprehension instruction. "Before" strategies activate students' prior knowledge and set a purpose for reading. "During" strategies help students make connections, monitor their understanding, generate questions, and stay focused. "After" strategies provide students an opportunity to summarize, question, reflect, discuss, and respond to a text.

English Learner (EL) Parent Resources

Web page resources for parents / Recursos en la web para padres/tutores


NCDPI Parent/Caregiver Guide for English Language Development

NCDPI Guia para padres/tutores para el desarrollo del idioma inglés


Colorin Colorado

Lots of resources, training videos, book lists, etc., for teachers and parents of ESL students

Muchos recursos para padres y alumnos aprendiendo el ingles como idioma, como videos de entrenamiento y un lista de libros


USA Learns

Site for adults wanting to improve their English

Un sitio para adultos para mejora su ingles como idioma



Starfall.com has been a free online resource since 2002, teaching millions of children to read and inspiring a love of learning. 

Un sitio gratuito en linea desde 2002, enseñando millones de ninos(as) leer e inspirar un amor por el aprendizaje.

Webinars for  Families of ELs
Families are critical stakeholders within the comprehensive system of WIDA standards and assessments.  Families of language learners have the right to know and understand how their child is progressing in his or her English language development. 
By providing families with information about key topics including what it means to be an EL student, the WIDA standards and assessments, and how to interpret student language proficiency scores, parents will be better equipped to engage in meaningful discussions with educators about students' language instruction and progress.  While parents are the primary audience for webinars, educators can also benefit, as this resource raises awareness about the types of questions parents of ELs may have and offers opportunities to examine local practices in order to enhance communication with families of ELs.
Click here for Webinars. 


Other Resources