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Welcome to the Washburn English Learner Program!

The Washburn English Learner (EL) Program serves students at all levels of language profiency. Our goal is to support students to become multilingual and multicultural learners. Students attend EL classes as part of their daily schedule. EL services are provided during co-taught mainstream grade-level classes and/or in stand-alone English Language Development (ELD) classes. ELD classes offered at Washburn include:

  • ESL 1, 2 and 3
  • Academic Language 9 &11
  • Sheltered Intermediate Algebra / Concepts
  • Sheltered US History / Concepts
  • Sheltered Physical Science / Concepts

Academic Language Development classes support English Learners with the vocabulary, academic discourse, and writing demands of core content classes. Units of instruction are aligned with WIDA English Language Proficiency standards and are designed to increase students’ social and academic English skills to ensure success in content classes. We also offer support through the following co-taught classes:

  • Human Geography
  • Physical Science
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • US History
  • World History
  • ELA 10 & 12




  Teacher / Contact


Ginna Grussing

 Lead EL Teacher

Ana Arévalo


 Sheltered Physical Science / Concepts

 Academic Language Development 11

Susan Boen


 ELA 12


 World History 

Katie Murphy-Olsen


 US History

Jonathan Rist

 ELA 10

 ELA 12

 ESL 2A/2B

 ESL 3A/3B

Dylan Woods-Weisman

 Academic Language Development 9

 Sheltered Intermediate Algebra / Concepts 

 Sheltered US History / Concepts