Professional Biography

  • Emily Saunders got her initial degree in Russian studies and taught English in Russia for many years. She is a fervent believer in the cognitive benefits of bilingualism and a huge fan of the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy. Promoting student excellence in two or more languages is her passion. She lives in Olympia, WA with her husband, two kids, and two cats.

    English as a Second Language (ESL) Department serves English Language Learners (ELL) throughout the district. The ESL class teaches academic language in listening, speaking, reading, and writing which will help students succeed in all of their classes. Our goal is for our ELL students is to become proficient in English.