Welcome to ESL! My name is Ms. Lindsey and I am your child’s ESL teacher. I began my career with Shelby County Schools in 1986 at Collierville Elementary. I transferred to Elmore Park Elementary in 1991. I was there for six years before I resigned to go overseas and teach ESL in Asia. I was there for several years before I returned to the United States.
After the death of my husband in 2005, I returned to Memphis and resumed my career with Shelby County Schools. I did three interims at Ellendale Elementary before being hired full-time for the 2006-2007 year. I have taught there the last eleven years. I currently teach ESL at Ellendale Elementary and Oak Elementary.
I do have my ESL certification. I also have a heart for ESL students because my mother was an immigrant. I traveled to Europe many times during my childhood, so I know how it feels to not understand the language.
I have studied five languages, therefore, I understand the process of language acquisition. I speak French, some Chinese (although it hasn’t been used in 17 years), and I’m working on Spanish now.