• ELD Reading - English Language Development
    Academic English

      Mr. Patrick Lilja

    E-mail: LILJAP@gcsnc.com

    Google Voice:  336-517-7563

    My name is Mr. Lilja (pronounced, LIL-JAH) and I look forward to being your ELD Reading Teacher this year!  ELD stands for "English Language Development" and I work with our Kernodle Scholars on their academic English skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  I enjoy helping students reach their full potential by providing a fun and challenging classroom environment.  I have been teaching academic English to non-native English speakers since 2002.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from Corneel University and a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from The SIT Graduate Institute.  I am originally from the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts.  I have lived in Greensboro since 2015.  I live here with my wife, two children (6th and 8th grade), and three dogs.

    Open communication is very important to me.  Outside of class, I communicate with students using Canvas Inbox and I communicate key information with families using the "TalkingPoints" App.

    I look forward to a great year!

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