English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Greenville County ESOL Program Goals and Objectives

The goal of Greenville County School District’s ESOL Program is to provide equal educational opportunities to culturally and linguistically diverse students who have a primary or home language other than English. The primary focus is to provide an English-rich environment, providing opportunities to reach English language proficiency as soon as possible. Greenville County Schools is working to create a learning environment that encourages pride in his/her cultural heritage and provides the cognitive and affective support to help ELLs become contributing members of society.

The English for Speakers of Other Languages Program will be implemented from the following learning objectives:

  • To identify and assess all students whose native or home language is one other than English
  • To provide ESOL instruction to ELs who need to develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English.
  • To assess and monitor the academic progress of LEP students with an on-going evaluation process.
  • To create a learning environment that provides for the affective and cognitive needs of LEP students.
  • To communicate instructional goals and expectations to parents and encourage them to support their children’s progress.
  • To provide ESOL Program personnel with staff development in appropriate instructional approaches and strategies, assessment strategies and culturally responsive teaching needed to support LEP students.
  • To hire and maintain staff to provide English Language Learners with an equal educational opportunity.
  • To monitor students who have exited the program to assure success
  • To provide professional development to mainstream classroom teachers to equip them with the tools that they need to educate English Language learners in their classroom.

ESOL Instructional Coaches Responsibilities

Parent Support & Resources

Do you need to register your child in a Greenville County School?

Enrollment Forms

If you need assistance registering your child for school, please contact Gloria Hackenberg, ESOL Secondary Specialist.

Email: glhackenb@greenville.k12.sc.us
Phone: 864-355-2985
Fax: 864-355-9696

Need help understanding school policies?

Greenville County Schools sends out a newsletter, Connected, to all parents every year to share very important information such as expectations, transportation rules, attendance, student behavior code, dress code, etc,

Greenville County Schools Policies

You can also go to your child’s school’s website to see the School Handbook or contact your child’s teacher.

Student Services and Social Work Services:

Greenville County Schools provides intervention services to assist students in reaching their maximum potential in school by identifying, assessing and resolving barriers that interfere with student academic achievement, attendance and school adjustment. Here is the link to the webpage to access valuable resources available through the district.

To contact our Spanish Speaking Social Works see their contact information below:

  • Rosa Gonzalez 864-355-2079
  • Carolina Van De Voorde 864-355-1733

Looking for Community Support?

Crisis / Emergency

  • Crisis line (24 hours) 864-271-8888
  • Domestic Violence Assistance 864-505-2740
  • Julie Valentine Center (sexual assault and child abuse recovery) Hotline (24 hours) 864-467-3633
  • Safe Harbor (domestic violence) (24 hours) 864-467-3636 or 800-291-2139

Emergency Shelter

  • Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN) 864-271-3424
  • Miracle Hill Boy’s Shelter 864-292-0552
  • Miracle Hill Children’s Home 864-878-9987
  • Miracle Hill Greenville Rescue Mission (men) 863-242-6933
  • Miracle Hill Shepherd’s Gate (women) 864-268-5589
  • Pendleton Place (children and teen girls) 864-467-3650
  • Place of Hope (day) – United Ministries 864-232-6463
  • Safe Harbor (women) 864-467-3636 or 800-291-2139
  • Safe Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition 864-583-9803 or 800-273-5066
  • Salvation Army 864-235-4803
  • Women Reaching Out 864-834-5600

Other Helpful Resources:

  • Alliance for Collaboration with the Hispanic Community, Hispanic Alliance http://hispanicalliancesc.com 864-250-8968
  • Catholic Charities of the Piedmont Deanery 864-242-2233
  • Center for Community Services 864-967-2022
  • Foothills Presbytery - Ministerio Latino 864-421-4436
  • National Hispanic Family Health Helpline 866 783-2645
  • St. Francis at St. James Hispanic Ministries 864-244-6358
  • SC Immigrant Victim Network (crime victims) 803-750-1200

Want to learn English as a Second Language?

LifeLong Learning offers classes to help learn English

Contact Information

Tanya L. Franca
Coordinator of ESOL Programs
tfranca@greenville.k12.sc.us
864-355-2984

English for Speakers of Other Languages Program
MT Anderson Support Center
100 Blassingame Road
Greenville, SC 29605
(864) 355-2979 | (864) 355-2984 (fax)


Kerry Culpepper, ESOL Lead Teacher
kculpepp@greenville.k12.sc.us | 864-355-2970

Christine Ware, ESOL Instructional Coach (Elementary)
cware@greenville.k12.sc.us | 864-355-8861

Gloria Hackenberg, ESOL Program High School Specialist-Transcript
ghackenb@greenville.k12.sc.us | 864-355-2985

Tonya Benjamin, ESOL Instructional Coach (Middle/High)
tbenjami@greenville.k12.sc.us | 864-452-0087

Lauren Jennings, ESOL Instructional Coach (Elementary)
lwjennings@greenville.k12.sc.us | 864-452-0086

Ana Hill, ESOL Program Secretary
anahill@greenville.k12.sc.us | 864-355-2978