We’re excited to announce our newest partner in immersion education, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. With a total enrollment over 32,000 students, this k-12 system is the 7th largest in the state of Tennessee.
add.a.lingua partnering with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Initial conversations with CMCSS Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Sean Impeartrice, led to leadership, staff and community meetings facilitated by add.a.lingua co-founder Stacey Vanden Bosch. A tour of add.a.lingua partner St. Peter’s Episcopal School in Chattanooga also helped spur enthusiasm for adding an add.a.lingua Spanish immersion program in 2018-19.
add.a.lingua co-founder Stacey Vanden Bosch observed, “The leadership team at CMCSS caught the vision very early on, understanding both the significant benefits and challenges that accompany the development of an immersion program. What we really appreciate is their commitment to developing a quality program right from the start.”
“We’ve helped dozens of partner schools launch and sustain successful immersion programs, and our partnership means that CMCSS parents should expect the highest outcomes for their children,” added add.a.lingua co-founder Lilah Ambrosi. “The CMCSS leadership team has done their homework and has adopted an immersion model associated with the best outcomes for students. Their partnership with add.a.lingua means that teachers and leaders will have access to great resources and ongoing training. CMCSS is really set up for success!”
CMCSS offering add.a.lingua Spanish immersion in fall 2018
CMCSS will open two add.a.lingua early total one way Spanish immersion kindergarten sections at Barksdale Elementary in the fall of 2018.
Emily Vaughn, director of teaching, learning and innovation, shared that, “We are over the moon excited to be offering a Spanish immersion program option to incoming kindergarten students for the 2018-19 school year. We have already filled the 40 available seats and have established a waiting list! With support from add.a.lingua, we know this innovative offering will be life changing for our students and invigorating for our district. We have selected an administrator who is passionate about immersion education and look forward to hiring teachers and staff this spring.”
To learn more about the add.a.lingua immersion program at Barksdale Elementary, please contact the CMCSS Instruction and Curriculum Department.