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Department of English Learners: EL Instructional Specialist 

From the fields of communication and public relations to education and instruction, I am thankful to combine my career experience into the position of Instructional Specialist for all middle and high school English Learners. My name is Brittany Hawkins, and I am thrilled you have found your way to our EL team page. We aspire to equip you with helpful information you will find beneficial both in and out of the DeSoto County Schools classroom.

Before becoming a specialist, I served as a high school English literature and public speaking teacher. I earned my bachelors in Communication from Mississippi State University and obtained my masters degree from Belhaven University. I have endorsements for grades 7-12 in English, Speech Communication, Marketing, and English as a Second Language. 

After graduating from MSU, I worked as a Public Relations Coordinator for the largest advertising/public relations agency in Florida. I also served as the Public Relations Specialist for Baptist Memorial Health Care at the corporate office in Memphis before coming to the field of education. Through effective communication, encouragement, and steadfast research on best instructional strategies for teachers, I am happy to work with educators across the district to implement effective ways to help English Learners. What works for EL students is great for all students. As we share this immense responsibility, we hope to also cheer each other on along the way.

I look forward to helping you with anything you need regarding secondary EL instruction.

Feel free to contact me anytime,

Brittany Hawkins

 

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