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TERANGA ACADEMY

Teranga Academy Logo

Bowling Green Learning Center
503 Old Morgantown Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: 270-746-2321

FACULTY AND STAFF

Kristi Costellow, Lead Teacher

LEVEL ONE TEACHERS:
Ainsley Minton
Hannah Scheidegger

LEVEL TWO TEACHERS:
June Franklin
Leslie Perkins

LEVEL THREE TEACHERS:
Madeline Allen
Katie Jo Serrano

ART:
Melinda Helton

MUSIC:
Kelley Wiggins

REC SOCCER:
Daniel Tarnagda
Pierre Espoire

MARTIAL ARTS:
Dalton Sasse

YOGA:
Liz Heller

CULTURAL LIASONS:
Patricia Allen
Gizele Eustache
Claudia Mendoza
Luyekecha Panda
Parvis Rahmonaliev
Ataullah Tahiri


 

Teranga Academy is designed in partnership with the Fugees Family, Inc. to support teens and their families who are new to the United States and to American schools. Teranga Academy is open to Bowling Green Junior High and Bowling Green High School students who have been in the United States for three years or less, are multilingual, and have had their formal education interrupted. Students participate in one of three levels at the academy for a maximum of three academic years. Teranga Academy is an English immersion program, focused on transitioning to a new country with trauma-informed practices and culturally responsive teaching. Courses will also include music, art, American culture, and the program will use recreational soccer to build community among the students. 

Teranga is a Sengalese word that means hospitality, respect, community, solidarity, and sharing. The logo is adapted from the Fugees Family logo, with the BGISD’s colors and Statue of Liberty, representing hope, freedom, and justice.

Teranga Academy Faculty and Staff August 2022.

Teranga Academy Faculty and Staff August 2022.

Teranga Academy Block Party

Teranga Academy Block Party

Teranga Academy Block Party

Coach Daniel works in a small group.

Teranga Academy faculty and staff are the students and soccer players during summer professional learning. 

Luma Mufleh leads a math class taught in Arabic.

Teranga Academy faculty and staff are the students and soccer players during summer professional learning. 

Soccer Drill during summer learning.

Teranga Academy faculty and staff are the students and soccer players during summer professional learning. 

Teachers run for the soccer ball during summer learning.

Teranga Academy faculty and staff are the students and soccer players during summer professional learning. 

Leslie Perkins leads a group during summer learning.

Teranga Academy faculty and staff are the students and soccer players during summer professional learning. 

Teranga Levels & Goals

Teranga Student Houses

Phoenix
Centaur
Griffin
Chimera

“Teaching there is no shame in being a beginner and that acquiring a complex skill requires starting with the basics is a way to show belief in our students.”

LUMA MUFLEH,
CEO FUGEES FAMILY, INC.