English Learners (EL)

Hello My Name Is...

Amy Jones


I am the English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at all three Northumberland County schools. ESL is a program to give support  to students and their families who speak a language other than English in their home. The level of support varies depending on the students' English proficiency. I work with students inside their regular classrooms or in small groups outside of their core classes.

The best part of my job is working with our Spanish-speaking families. I started learning Spanish when I traveled with my husband to Valdivia, Chile in 1992, and by living in  Asturias, Spain and Miami, Florida.  I have a BA in history from Bates College and took classes at the University of Colorado-Boulder for teaching English as a foreign language.  After working as a copy editor and teaching English classes in Santiago, Chile, I started the Career Switcher Program to become a teacher in Virginia. 

I have been the ESL teacher since 2009 and truly enjoy working with the ELL students and their families.