English as a Second Language program names new director

June 10, 2021

The advisory board members of the English as a Second Language program in Rehoboth Beach are pleased to announce the selection of Danielle Curcio as its new program director.

An ESL professional with nearly 20 years of experience, Curcio succeeds Barbara Greenway, effective July 1.

Sponsored by the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach, the ESL program was founded in 2004 and has grown from 45 adult students to 150 or more each year. On-site and online classes are taught by volunteers Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings during the fall and winter sessions, with free childcare program provided for students’ children when classes are held on-site.

Curcio holds a bachelor of arts degree in cultural and linguistic anthropology from Temple University. She earned a certificate in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Saint Thomas Dual Language Institute in Houston, Texas. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she brings extensive teaching, program management and student recruitment experience from a variety of positions held in the Philadelphia and Houston areas, as well as internationally in Xalapa de Enriquez, Veracruz.

“We are thrilled to have a professional of Danielle Curcio’s caliber and unique experience to help lead efforts to further grow our ESL program. She joins a team of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to improve the lives and opportunities of non-native English-speaking residents in Sussex County,” said Pam Cranston, ESL advisory board chair.

For more information about the English as a Second Language program at the Lutheran Church our Our Savior, go to or call 302-515-4385.

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