Teacher of English Language Learners (ELL/ESL/LEP)
My name is Linda Odak and this is my sixth year teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). I love teaching and especially enjoy working with students who are learning the language and integrating into an American high school setting for the first time.
I am originally from New York and received a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communications from the State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1994. I earned my Teaching Certification from Northern Illinois University in 2001.
My goal is to create a positive classroom environment where all students feel secure with one another and are motivated to participate. I believe in encouraging consistent effort so the students will reap the satisfaction and confidence that comes from succeeding in a challenging course. I am dedicated to supporting students with adjusting academically, socially, and emotionally in order to help them have a more positive experience overall at Mandeville High School.