“Meet Mrs. Gagner” Hello! My Name is Julie Gagner, and I am the ESL specialist for Aborn School. I am the daughter of an immigrant parent myself (Albania), and have always been interested in other languages and cultures, and how second language learners acquire English. I have been teaching in the Lynn Public School System for 16 years. I believe in providing a friendly, supportive learning environment for my English language learners. My motto is: "This is important. You can do it. I won't give up on you. (Even if you have given up on yourself.")
Every English language learner is capable of achieving proficient English skills in all four domains when exposed to modeled instruction and scaffolding. I service children in the classroom and also on a pull-out basis. My goal is to make content comprehensible and give them the support they need to succeed in the classroom. I also keep parents informed of ACCESS testing and how to interpret the results. I instill the effort-based theory in my students that hard work results in achievement.