Growing diversity of Dublin City Schools leads to hiring of Coordinator of English Language Learning Program, Erica Stone
The need for this new position is driven by the fact Dublin City Schools is one of Ohio’s most diverse, and our growing student population indicates we are in need of a position dedicated to ELL students.
“We have more than 1,200 students in our ELL program, a number equivalent in size to that of a large high school,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “Our students speak more than 60 different languages and hail from approximately 100 countries.”
Dublin City Schools ranks in the top 10 in Ohio in terms of the percentage of ELL students as it relates to the student body, and in the percentage of overall minority students.
Erica comes to Dublin City Schools from Pickerington Local where she served as ELL Coordinator since 2015. She was an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in the Licking Heights district for six years prior to entering administration. She has served as an LL tutor for Hilliard City Schools and as a foreign language teacher in Hsinchu, Taiwan. A leader in her field, Erica serves as the Vice President of the Ohio Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) organization.
She holds a Master of Educational Leadership from The Ohio State University, a Master of Teaching Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University.