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English Language Learners

Multilingualism is an asset. Diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds enrich our school community.

Mission

We work collaboratively with all stakeholders to support our English Language Learners’ academic English development and to ensure that all our students have equitable and meaningful access to rigorous instruction, materials, and educational opportunities.

 
 

Vision

We aim to empower English Language Learners with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to achieve their full potential academically, socially, and personally. Our ELL program is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment that values diversity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters a sense of belonging.

WIDA English Proficiency Levels

Level 1: Entering
Level 2: Emerging
Level 3: Developing
Level 4: Expanding
Level 5: Bridging*

*English Proficiency in Indiana
http://www.wida.us/

Helpful ELL Terms

ELL - English Language Learner
ESL - English as a Second Language
WIDA - World Class Instructional Design Assessment https://wida.wisc.edu
ILP - Individualized Learning Plan - a support plan for each ELL student to ensure their academic success

FAQs

Community Resources

City of Crown Point
(219) 662-3250 www.crownpoint.in.gov

Crown Point Public Library
(219) 663-0270 https://crownpointlibrary.org

Crown Point Adult Learning Center (ESL Classes)
(219) 314-9904 www.cwicorp.com/adult-learning-center

Northwest Indiana Community Action
Help with food, shelter, housing, employment, counseling, and more
Dial: 211  https://www.nwi-ca.com/get-help/

Lake County Health Department (Immunization Clinic)
(219) 755-3658

English Language Learner Team

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Katie Budz

Titles: ELL Paraprofessional - Jerry Ross
Locations: Jerry Ross Elementary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-3010 ext. 18144

Dawn Candeloro

Titles: ELL Interventionist - Timothy Ball
Locations: Timothy Ball Elementary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-0047

Katie Chayhitz

Titles: ELL Teacher of Record - Jerry Ross, Winfield
Locations: Winfield Elementary, Jerry Ross Elementary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-3010

Melissa Gibson

Titles: ELL Paraprofessional at Col. Wheeler
Locations: Col. Wheeler Middle School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-2173

Allison Mendez-Morphis

Titles: ELL Teacher of Record - Wheeler and Taft
Locations: Col. Wheeler Middle School, Taft Middle School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-1507 ext. 12264

Valerie Peddycord

Titles: ELL Paraprofessional
Locations: MacArthur Elementary, Lake Street Elementary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-662-3600

Sabrina Ramirez

Titles: Director of Secondary Education
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-3371 ext. 10237

Anna Retzlaff

Titles: ELL Specialist and ELL Teacher at CPHS
Locations: Crown Point High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-3371 ext. 10267

Roberta Smock

Titles: ELL Interventionist
Locations: Winfield Elementary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-2287 ext. 19112

Fiona Suttle

Titles: ELL ToR at Eisenhower, Lake Street, and Solon
Locations: Solon Robinson Elementary, Lake Street Elementary, Eisenhower Elementary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-8800
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