English Learner Information
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.
English Learner (EL) SupervisorSusanne Silva440-233-2457Student Services Assistant - BilingualZoey Marrero440-830-4280 (Southview Middle School)The Spanish LineAmarily Figueroa, Bilingual Support/Student-Family Outreach440-830-4082 (English)440-830-4088 (Español)Frank Jacinto Elementary SchoolRachel Agosto, EL Teacher440-830-4130Stevan Dohanos Elementary SchoolAmy Etter, EL TeacherJeanne Akhavan, EL Teacher440-830-4190
Washington Elementary SchoolDavid Dybowski, EL TeacherRachel Meany-Love, EL Teacher440-830-4210General Johnnie Wilson Middle SchoolDaniel Falk, EL Teacher440-830-4240Southview Middle SchoolMargo Bell, EL Teacher440-830-4280Lorain High SchoolMichelle Herchler, EL TeacherMirta Mendak, EL TeacherSandra Peloquin, EL Teacher440-233-2200