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English Language Learners (ELL)

The purpose of the English Language Learner program (ELL) is to provide acquisition of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing of the English language for students whose first language is other than English. Students enrolled in the ELL program are instructed in English only from state certified ELL teachers with content certification and training in best instructional practices and strategies for second language learners.

Title III is a federally funded program to assist school districts in teaching English to limited English proficient children with the goal being to assist these students to meet the same challenging standards required of all students. Students participate in an annual state assessment called Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA), whereby parents are notified concerning student program placement, progress and goals reached.

Westlake City Schools’ services for English learner students are available for review in the office of building principals.

Contacts for the English Learner Support Team

Westlake Elementary School

Kate Gallo -

Shelley Gedeon -

Julie Wagner –

Anne-Frances Zaborniak -

Dover Intermediate School

Brook Benko -

Peyton Frankovich -

Lee Burneson Middle School



Westlake High School

Jennifer Petticord –

Deidre Oliver  –