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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 Development 9, 10, 11 &12
  • Sheltered Geometry/ Concepts
  • Sheltered Geography/ Concepts
  • Sheltered Biology / 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:

  • English 9 & 10
  • World History
  • Government/Economics




  Teacher / Contact


Ginna Grussing

 Lead EL Teacher

Ana Arévalo

World History

Susan Boen



Academic Lanuage Development 10,11,12

Sheltered Biology/Science Concepts

Katie Murphy-Olsen

English 9

Sheltered Geography/Social Studies Concepts

Jonathan Rist

 ELA 10

 ESL 2 and 3

Dylan Woods-Weisman

 Academic Language Development 9

 Sheltered Geometry / Concepts 



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