Laura VergesEnglish Language Development5th gradeUpper Merion Area Middle SchoolRoom C119
5-minute video to watch with your children: Benefits of Being Bilingual
M. Ed. Reading Specialist, Arcadia University
B.S. International Relations, Northern Illinois University
- English as a Second Language K-12
- Reading Specialist K-12
- Elementary K-6
This is my 30th year teaching in the Upper Merion Area School District and my 23rd year teaching English Language Development (ELD). Throughout my career, I have taught students at every grade level and in many different settings, from a boarding school in Massachusetts to a rural school in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, Africa.
While becoming proficient in English is necessary for school success, I like to remind my students that being bilingual or multilingual is an asset. Maintaining home languages should be a priority!