Melody Borcherding

Professional Biography

  • I am the English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructional Coach. I have worked in the public school system for many years. I understand how to develop, present and design programs that empower teachers as they work to serve their students. I have my Master’s degree in ESL from the University of WA - Seattle with a certificate in Educational Administration from the University of WA - Tacoma. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher in English as a New Language, and former instructor for Pacific Lutheran University in the ESL certification program.

    The North Thurston Public School ESL program strives to identify and serve all students who speak another language(s) other than English. Our ESL program now has teachers in each and every school in the district. Through quality instruction, we aim to increase the English proficiency of all our English language learners.