Contact Information

Phone: 301-759-2016


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Katie Buskirk

Supervisor of World Language


Kimberly Hotchkiss

Administrative Secretary


  • The Supervisor of World Language provides administrative and instructional leadership in the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of effective programs in Grades K-12.  Current language courses taught in Allegany County Public Schools include Spanish, French, and Chinese.    

Biliterate vs. Bilingual

  • While the terms “biliterate” and “bilingual” are interrelated, they are not the same thing. Bilingual students can speak two languages, but biliterate students can read, write, and comprehend the content in two languages. Biliterate students understand the use of cultural context, grammatical systems, vocabulary, and written symbols to communicate effectively. Biliterate students are often bilingual, but many bilingual students are not necessarily biliterate. Our world language programs strive to educate students to be both biliterate and bilingual so that they communicate effectively and are culturally responsive in a second language. 

    ACPS's vision is to help students recognize the value of their academic success and see the tangible benefits of being biliterate citizens.