• jody  
      Mr. Jody McDonald
    Subject:          ELL 
    Email:             jmcdonald@steilacoom.k12.wa.us
    Phone:           253 - 583 - 7147
    Best contact:   via e-mail
    Hello.  My name is Mr. McDonald and I am beginning my ninth year as the ELL teacher for Steilacoom School District.  I serve the ELL students at Cherrydale Elementary School, Chloe Clark Elementary School, Saltar's Point Elementary, Pioneer Middle School and Steilacoom High School.
    During these strange times of social distancing, stay at home orders, and remote learning, it can be uneasy and unfamiliar for students to be diligent with their academic responsibilities for their classes they are away from. For those wishing to keep their minds academically active, I thought I would share a link to a list of educational companies offering free subscriptions due to a nationwide shutdown of many of our schools.  HERE’S THE ENTIRE LIST OF EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS.   I hope it proves useful.
    I feel blessed to be part of such an awesome community here in Steilacoom and Dupont. Being a military brat born in Japan, I spent much of my childhood living back and forth between Japan and the U.S.  As English is actually my second language, I know firsthand what my students are experiencing.  I truly enjoy helping each and every one of them to improve their academic English and other nuances of the American English language and culture.  
    In addition to teaching, I am also the Anime Club advisor at SHS.  
    I am looking forward to having another fantastic year!
    Jody D. McDonald