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Mrs. Karen McCormick
Hello! My name is Mrs. McCormick and I am the ESL teacher at Highland Park Elementary School. This is my 10th year working for the Upper Darby School District. I also have taught for Elwyn Institutes, Penn Delco School District, Interboro School District and Radnor School District. I taught RTI for 6 years at Charles Kelly Elementary School and ESL for two years at Drexel Hill Middle School. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Reading from West Chester University. I obtained my ESL Program Specialist Certification in 2015. I have taught students from many different countries around the world and I continue to meet students from some new countries here in the Upper Darby School District. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.
I work with a variety of English Language Learners in grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Students are learning social and academic language skills during our daily sessions.
We also offer tutoring to our ELL students on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:30 AM. This is a valuable oppportunity for students to help support them in completing homework assignments and further develop their English language skills. Please do not drop off your child prior to 7:30 AM.