• Welcome to the ESL program! Mrs. Gill teaches ESL (English as a Second Language) to English Language Learners at the Washington School. The ESL program provides instruction that is differentiated and hands-on to strengthen and develop ELLs’ proficiency levels in English in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Mrs. Upton

Phone: 978-937-7635


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: B.A., Psychology M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education Licensure: Elementary Education, Grades 1-6 English as a Second Language, Grades PreK-6

Mrs. Upton

I’m Mrs. Upton, and I am very excited about teaching at the Washington School this year! I live in Dracut, MA, with my husband, Mike, and our two sons, Brock and Jake.   I enjoy the beach, going for walks, and rooting for the Patriots. I love spending time with my family and friends.

This will be my 12th year teaching in Lowell. I love working with children and creating a safe and positive learning environment for them, especially for our students who are learning English. I provide our English learners with differentiated and hands-on lessons to help them develop and strengthen their English proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I am looking forward to a great school year filled with learning and fun!