• About English Learners

    Contact Information: 

    English Learner District Coordinator

    Mari Rasmussen


    Click here to visit the Website for the District Coordinator


    Bilingual Family Liason 

    Rocio Casanova-Wurzer


    To utilize her services: Call your student's school office and ask for the translator, email (casanova.wurzer@watford-city.k12.nd.us), or make an appointment to meet with her during the week.



    English Learning Teacher K-3rd Grade

    Laurie Travis 



    English Learning Teacher 3rd-6th Grade

    BryAnna Outcelt-Ahrens  



    English Learning Teacher 7th-12th Grade

    Pamela Albright    



    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.