Mrs. Ferola Ms. Clougherty Ms. Machado
Woodrow Wilson is home to K-5 Portuguese/English bilingual program. We support our students in their acquisition of English in the four areas of literacy: listening, speaking, reading and writing. We use a specific curriculum using a well-researched program by Hampton-Brown called Avenues (www.hbavenues.com) The Avenues program is aligned with the Massachusetts ESL standards. In order to maximize student learning children are grouped by language proficiency levels and we work daily with these groups in our ESL center. Altogether we support 14 classrooms. Through songs, read alouds, and many other multi-sensory activities we are developing language that students need to succeed both academically and socially.
I love learning about children from all around the world! This will be my sixth year teaching ESL to students in Kindergarten and 1st grade. I have a degree in Professional Writing from Elon University in North Carolina and my Master’s Degree in Second Language Acquisition from Boston University. My father was born in Brazil and his first language is Portuguese; however, I was never taught the language so I am learning it now! My mother was born and raised in New York. I was born in Pennsylvania and live in Framingham now with my husband, two dogs and cat. I love traveling, football and baking cupcakes. Mostly, I love teaching my students English and learning from them too!
I was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil. While living in Brazil I got my degree as a Guidance Counselor at the Federal University of Parana. I worked at private schools as an Educational Coordinator, as well as, a high school Guidance Counselor in the public school system. In 2000 my family and I moved to United States and in 2002 I joined the Framingham Public School working as Bilingual Teacher. In 2008 I received my Masters degree in English as Second Language from Framingham State University, and since 2011 I have been teaching ESL for grades 3-5.
During my spare time I enjoy being around my family and friends, read books, and cook. Teaching is the most important gift I have and I truly believe that educating our children can open their minds for their future.