English Learners

English Learner services, in combination with general education, provides students (K-12) with linguistic development accessing grade level academic content as they acquire English language proficiency. English Learner students receive appropriately differentiated levels of direct services based on their language proficiency and grade level.

  • We BELIEVE that every student has the capacity to achieve academic success and make a positive contribution to society.

  • We VALUE the diversity of our community and recognize the importance of celebrating this diversity within the learning environment.

  • We RECOGNIZE that systemic barriers exist and are key contributing factors in the pervasive, disparate student achievement outcome within our school system.

Our diverse population of learners will have equal access to rigorous academic content while acquiring language proficiency through sheltered instruction so that they are ready for lifelong success after graduation. As a community we will create awareness that it takes from 5-10 years to achieve academic language proficiency and we assume simultaneous development of language and content-area knowledge. 

School ELL Contact Information

425-408-4657

Staff picture of Sue Ewing

Sue Ewing
sewing@nsd.org
 

Staff picture of Sonja Gardner for 2017-2018 school year.

Sonja Gardner
skohlergardner@nsd.org

Staff picture of Robyn Lynn Sprunger for 2017-2018 school year.

Robyn-Lynn Sprunger
rsprunger@nsd.org