English Language Learners Ms. Dowd
Welcome to English Language Learners with Ms. Dowd
Bonjour! Bienvenidos! Karibu! Welcome to Horn School!
My name is Sarah Dowd. This is my 15th year teaching, but my 5th year in the ICCSD. I've previously taught Kindergarten, First Grade, and then ELL for 7 years. I grew up in Iowa City, but have spent a lot of time traveling internationally. This summer I spent time in China teaching English and traveling, but I travel frequently to Africa, to volunteer and spend time with friends. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about different cultures, as well as trying new foods and having new cultural experiences. I believe each student has his/her own unique experiences which shape how learning happens, and in which ways the student learns best. I am very interested in languages, and how they affect acquisition of a new language. I live in North Liberty and have a dog named Snickers. Please come see me anytime, I am available for questions or to brainstorm which ways your student may learn best and how to help him/her with specific needs.