Secondary ELL Specialist

The secondary English Language Learner specialist provides support in three areas.

Teacher Support

ELL specialists facilitate whole group, small group and individual professional development to support the implementation of Sheltered Instruction strategies, such as Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) or Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) for students. In addition, ELL specialists provide on-going support through co-teacher, co-planning, instructional coaching, consulting, and collaborative assessment.

Student Support

ELL specialists teach English Language Development (ELD) classes for beginning students and academic support classes for intermediate and long-term English learners. In addition, ELL specialists provide targeted interventions in language and math for students most in need.

Family Support

ELL specialists partner with the Department of Family Engagement to provide support to staff in the areas of communication, translation and cultural competency. The team supports efforts in every school to engage all families through phone calls, home visits and school events.