St. Catherine Laboure Student Support
Mrs. Dara Ury: Spanish Teacher Grades PreK -8th, ESL Teacher
Mrs. Dara Ury is currently the Spanish teacher at SCL for Grades PreK 3-8. For 23 years, Mrs. Ury has taught a variety of subjects, including bilingual education, Spanish, and ESL. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, a Master of Arts in Teaching Reading, and is certified to teach ESL, Spanish, bilingual education, and any grade level K-8.
While Spanish classes consist of teaching native English speakers to communicate fluently in Spanish, ESL classes are just the opposite. English Language Learners (ELL) are students who speak another language at home and find it challenging to read, write, and speak in English in an academic setting. Her job is to help our students understand how to read for information in English, as well as to pronounce words correctly, and use expressive writing in English. In addition, Mrs. Ury can also help students understand math and science.
Mrs. Ury will help students this year, based on teacher and parent recommendations. We are happy to have Mrs. Ury's experience and helping heart here at SCL!