• 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 

    Rocio Casanova-Wurzer

    casanova.wurzer@watford-city.k12.nd.us  

    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.

    School location schedule:

    The school schedule for the Bilingual Family Liaison.   

     

    English Learning Teacher K-3rd Grade

    Laurie Travis 

     

    English Learning Teacher 3rd-6th Grade

    BryAnna 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.