English Learning

All students whose registration information indicates that a language other than English is spoken at home are screened to determine their English language proficiency. A student who is identified as an English Learner is provided with an English Learner Education (ELE) program.

Our ELE program aims to help students learn English as quickly as possible, develop appropriate academic and social skills, and progress in all content areas.

English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers provide focused language and literacy instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing, connected to grade level standards and expectations for content learning. Teachers work with a variety of English proficiency levels, cultural backgrounds and learning styles.

English Learners also receive support for content learning from classroom teachers who are trained to provide additional strategies and supports for English Learners at all levels of proficiency. Burlington Public Schools currently offers ELE program instruction at all schools, from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.

ELE STAFF

English Learner Director
Kerri Lamprey [email protected]
781 - 505 - 1170

ESL TEACHERS

Burlington High School
Katey Sullivan, [email protected]
Adam Chiocca, [email protected].

Marshall Simonds Middle School
Meghan Sinnott, [email protected]

Fox Hill Elementary School
Deborah Wall, [email protected]g
Karen Kim, [email protected]

Francis Wyman Elementary School
Bonnie Leary, [email protected]
Katharine Wells, [email protected]

Memorial Elementary School
Elizabeth Guttenplan, [email protected]
Sahr Moussa, [email protected]

Pine Glen Elementary School
Khrystyna Leslie [email protected]


EL Terms & Definitions