• About English Learners

    Contact Information: 

    English Learner District Coordinator

    Mari Rasmussen

    rasmussen@watford-city.k12.nd.us

    Click here to visit the Website for the District Coordinator

       

    Bilingual Family Liason (Translator)

    Luisana Villanueva

    villanueva@watford-city.k12.nd.us

     

    English Learning Teacher K-5th Grade

    Fox Hills Elementary

    Laurie Travis 

    travis@watford-city.k12.nd.us

     

    English Learning Teacher K - 6th Grade

    Badlands Elementary and Middle School

    BryAnna Outcelt-Ahrens  

    outcelt-ahrens@watford-city.k12.nd.us

     

    English Learning Teacher 7th-12th Grade

    Middle School and High School

    Jennifer Jones 

    jjones@watford-city.k12.nd.us

     

    What are EL services? 

    The school district uses a model of instruction for EL that focuses on academic English needed to be successful in the classroom. It involves direct, pull-out services and push-in, collaborative services. 

     

    Who qualifies as an EL?

    Students qualify as English Learners if they have a language other than English in their background and are not proficient in academic English as determined by an assessment.