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English Language Learners

English Language Learners

The mission of the Leominster Public Schools English Language Learner (ELL) Program is to empower students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds to achieve their highest potential as confident communicators, critical thinkers, and active contributors to our global society. We are dedicated to providing exemplary, research-based instructional strategies and holistic support that embrace each student's unique experiences and accelerate their English language proficiency while preserving and celebrating their rich cultural heritage.

Guiding Principles:

Equity and Access: We believe that every student has the right to access a high-quality education, regardless of their language background. Our program ensures equitable opportunities for English language learners to fully engage in rigorous academic content and develop the language skills necessary for success.

Cultural Responsiveness: We honor and respect the diverse cultural identities and experiences of our students and their families. We incorporate culturally responsive teaching practices to create a learning environment that validates and celebrates their backgrounds, fostering a sense of belonging and pride.

Collaborative Partnerships: We collaborate closely with educators, families, community members, and external agencies to create a seamless network of support for our English language learners. Through these partnerships, we ensure that each student's academic, linguistic, and social-emotional needs are met effectively.

Individualized Support: Recognizing that every student's language journey is unique, we provide individualized support plans that cater to their specific strengths, challenges, and learning styles. Our goal is to foster self-confidence, resilience, and a growth mindset.

Excellence in Instruction: Our ELL program is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of instructional excellence. We empower our educators with ongoing professional development, research-backed methodologies, and innovative teaching practices to maximize student outcomes.

Global Citizenship: We prepare our English language learners to be active participants in an interconnected world. By developing strong language skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep appreciation for diverse perspectives, our students are equipped to become informed and responsible global citizens.

Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuous improvement through data-driven decision-making and ongoing reflection. We monitor progress, gather feedback, and adapt our practices to ensure that our ELL program remains dynamic, effective, and responsive to the evolving needs of our students.

Through our unwavering commitment to these principles, the Leominster Public Schools English Language Learner Program strives to nurture students who are not only proficient in English but also poised to excel academically and thrive as empowered individuals in an ever-changing world.

Family Information

ELPAC Meeting Dates

Thursday- October 5, 2023 @6:30-8:00 In Person (Leominster High School)
Family Fun Night

Friday– January 12, 2024@ 6:30PM In Person
Three Kings Day Celebration

Friday– March 15, 2024 @ 6:30pm– In Person
Welcome Spring Event

Thursday May 16, 2024 @ 6:30pm– In Person
Family Fun Night

Contact Us:

Meghan Cartier

ELL Director

Emily Andino-Berrios

Secretary - Spanish Speaking

Andrea Beaulac

Family Liaison - Portuguese Speaking

Gustavo Chagas

Family Liaison - Portuguese Speaking

Carol Coto

Family Liaison - Spanish Speaking

Omayra Cuevas

Language Assessment and Family Resource Specialist

Laiza Fuhrmann-Silva

Family Liaison - Portuguese Speaking

Olga Lopez

Family Liaison - Spanish Speaking

Desire Maldonado-Lefebre

Family Liaison - Spanish Speaking

Gloria Morales

Family Liaison - Spanish Speaking

Evelina Paulino

Family Liaison - Spanish Speaking

Francine Winslow-Ramos

Family Liaison - Spanish Speaking

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