English Language Development

  • Beth Ankcorn image of Ms. Ankcorn

    • ELD 1
    • ELD English 1
    • ELD English 3

    Education and Credentials

    • Gonzaga University - Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
    • Eastern Washington University - Master of Arts in English Literature with a Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
    • Gonzaga University - Master of Arts in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages
    • Central Washington University - Certificate of Teaching with Endorsements in English Language Development, Social Studies, and English Language Arts.

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • Taking the SAT one Saturday in 1997. Just joking! I loved watching my grandpa, grandma, aunts and uncles perform in Ham on Regal. I've also watched some Ferris great basketball games! 

    Heather Kaschmitter image of Mrs. Kaschmitter

    Education and Credentials

    • Western Washington University (1995-1999),
    • B.A. in English Literature Columbia University Teachers College (2005-2007),
    • M.A. in Teaching English Literature Gonzaga University (2015-2017),
    • M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language

    Clubs or Sports

    • I am helping out with the GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) this year. Check it out!

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  The ELD Awards Ceremony at the end of the year is one of my favorites! I love to see the progress our students have made, not only with their English, but with their confidence. Many of our students begin new friendships and establish new goals for education beyond Ferris, and that is so exciting.

    Amanda Mills image of Ms. Mills

    • ELD US History

    Education and Credentials

    • Eastern Washington University: Bachelor's of Arts in Education
    • University of Oregon: Master's of Science in Geography
    • University of Edinburgh summer program

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  Harry Potter themed homecoming (a few years ago)!!

    Tory Rouse image of Mrs. Rouse

    • Newcomer Center
    • ELD 1
    • ELD English 1
    • ELD Comp

    Education and Credentials

    • College of St. Teresa, Winona Minnesota: freshman year of Bachelor's Degree
    • Utah State University: Bachelors Degree and graduate courses
    • Eastern Washington University: additional endorsement/continuing education
    • Walden University: Masters Degree
    • Whitworth University: continuing education

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  I have too many wonderful Ferris memories to pick one! The best part of Ferris is feeling like we are all one big, caring family.

    Kristina Smith image of Ms. Smith

    • ELD Math

    Education and Credentials

    • Cal State Monterey Bay- Seaside, CA> Bachelors Degree- Major: Education.....Minor: Math
    • Cal State Monterey Bay- Seaside, CA> Teaching Credential-Multiple Subject Elementary & Single Subject Math Secondary
    • San Jose State University- San Jose, CA> Master's Degree- Administration and Supervision

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  I did Ham On Regal for years. I was already a part of the school community. It felt amazing to be part of the parent community.