WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — This week's Inspiring Educator is Kelly Brown of Canal School in Westbrook.

Westbrook has one of the highest populations of Maine students whose second language is English. As an ESL teacher, Kelly makes her students welcomed with her encouraging attitude and one-on-one attention. She also encourages her students to keep speaking their native languages while they learn English.

Kelly grew up in Germany where she learned German as a second language, so she can relate to the students she teaches every day.