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English Learner Information

English Learners (EL)

Students who are English learners (EL) participate in appropriate programs of language assistance to help ensure that they attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same academic content and academic achievement standards that all students are expected to meet. Participation in these programs can improve students’ English language proficiency which, in turn, has been associated with improved educational outcomes.

The EL program is expanding in the Lorain City Schools as our Spanish-speaking student population continues to grow each year. While our ultimate goal is to serve every student in his or her own home school, intensive curriculum is now offered at Frank Jacinto Elementary, Stevan Dohanos Elementary, Washington Elementary, General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, Southview Middle School, and Lorain High School.

Additional supports are provided by our valued community partnership with El Centro de Servicios Sociales of Lorain.

TEACHERS: Please review the provided resources for helpful classroom resources.

EL Educators

Frank Jacinto Elementary School
Rachael Agosto, EL Teacher
Kimberly Feakins, EL Teacher
Gladys Sosa, Paraprofessional 
Rosalina Garcia, Paraprofessional 
440-830-4130

Stevan Dohanos Elementary School
Noon Smith, EL Teacher
Amy Etter, EL Teacher
Ivette Rivera, Paraprofessional 
Ileana Rodriguez, Paraprofessional 
Lydia Hetsler, Paraprofessional 
Daniel Rivera, Paraprofessional
440-830-4190

Washington Elementary School
David Dybowski, EL Teacher
Rachel Meany-Love, EL Teacher
Sylvia Brown, Paraprofessional
Valentina Garcia, Paraprofessional
Juanita Perez, Paraprofessional
Alisha Marin, Paraprofessional
440-830-4210
 
General Johnnie Wilson Middle School
Daniel Davila, EL Teacher
Jennifer Soto, Paraprofessional
440-830-4240

Southview Middle School
Michelle Herchler, EL Teacher
Maria Mendez, Paraprofessional
Ruben Rivera, Paraprofessional
440-830-4280

Lorain High School
Diana Avila, EL Teacher 
Sandra Peloquin, EL Teacher
Diamaris Rosario, Paraprofessional
Noemi Loera, Paraprofessional
Victoria Rose, Paraprofessional
Valerie Acevedo, Paraprofessional
Mildred Torres, Paraprofessional
Gladys Navarro, Paraprofessional
Karla Sanchez, Paraprofessional
Marjorie Cintron, Paraprofessional
440-830-4500

Contact

English Learner (EL) Supervisor
Susanne Silva
440-830-4190

Student Services Bilingual Assistant 
Yadira Narváez
440-233-2396 

Spanish Language Help Line
Waleska Soto, Bilingual Support
440-830-4082 (English)
440-830-4088 (Español)
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