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English Language Learners

The English Language Learner (ELL) program works collaboratively with families from many cultures so that all of our students can maximize their potential.

Our mission is to support and develop language learners who are socially and academically prepared to meet their educational and post-secondary goals.

English Proficiency Levels

Level 1: Entering
Level 2: Emerging
Level 3: Developing
Level 4: Expanding
Level 5: Bridging*
*English Proficiency in Indiana

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

English Language Learner Team

Cynthia Anderson

Titles: Paraprofessional ELL
Locations: Taft Middle School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-1507

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 - MacArthur and Timothy Ball
Locations: Timothy Ball Elementary, MacArthur 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

Patricia Lucas

Titles: ELL Paraprofessional - Eisenhower and Lake Street
Locations: Lake Street Elementary, Eisenhower Elementary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-8800

Sabrina Ramirez

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

Roberta Smock

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

Fiona Suttle

Titles: ELL Coordinator (Eisenhower/Lake/Solon)
Locations: Solon Robinson Elementary, Lake Street Elementary, Eisenhower Elementary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 219-663-8800

FAQs

ELL Resources

Community

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  http://www.nwi-ca.com/families/index.html

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