English Learner Information

  • ELL 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 resources at left for helpful classroom resources.

Contact Us


    English Learner (EL) Supervisor
    Susanne Silva
    Student Services Assistant - Bilingual
    Zoey Marrero
    440-830-4280 (Southview Middle School)
    The Spanish Line
    Amarily Figueroa, Bilingual Support/Student-Family Outreach
    440-830-4082 (English)
    440-830-4088 (Español)
    Frank Jacinto Elementary School
    Rachel Agosto, EL Teacher
    Stevan Dohanos Elementary School
    Amy Etter, EL Teacher
    Jeanne Akhavan, EL Teacher
    Washington Elementary School
    David Dybowski, EL Teacher
    Rachel Meany-Love, EL Teacher
    General Johnnie Wilson Middle School
    Daniel Falk, EL Teacher
    Southview Middle School
    Margo Bell, EL Teacher
    Lorain High School
    Michelle Herchler, EL Teacher
    Mirta Mendak, EL Teacher
    Sandra Peloquin, EL Teacher