ESL - Lisa Cowden

Welcome to Rio Rancho Middle School
English as a Second Language

Ms. Lisa Cowden
ESL Coordinator
and
Native American Liaison

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I began teaching in Tuba City, Arizona with The Bureau of Indian Education in 1996, and came to Rio Rancho Public Schools in 2007.  I have been an English and ESL teacher,  among other things, each year.  In 2016 I began as the ESL Coordinator for RRMS.  My cultural heritage is Scottish and Irish.

Ya'at'eeh,  Lisa Cowden yinishye'.  Biligaana nishli doo Oogandi shidizchi.   Rio Rancho naaga'.

ESL Classes

In all ESL Classes, students receive extra support with the English Language Arts textbook materials from My Perspectives.  We address the same units as the ELA classes, giving our language learning students more intense support in vocabulary, understanding new concepts,  practice in reading and writing, and test support practice.  We also assist with student needs in deeper vocabulary understanding in all content areas.