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                   Welcome To My Site!

Hello, my name is Cynthia Ward and I have created this website as a graduate project for my Master's in ESL education. I attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and work full-time as the ESL teacher for Anderson County Schools. I love my job!
I have been in this position going on my fourth year.  I travel to several schools each day interacting on a close basis with teachers and students all the way from preschool up through high school. It is a job that has a lot of variety and rewards.
In my school district, the phenomenon of newcomer students has been experienced at a smaller and slower rate than most other districts in our state. I enjoy sharing aspects of second-language acquisition and working to increase awareness of the issues and challenges facing students for whom English is not the native or first language.  

   That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've  understood all your life, but in a new way.

Doris Lessing