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ESL/Bilingual Education

The ESL/BE Program is a comprehensive English language program where the focus is on English language learning and literacy development in reading, writing, speaking, and listening with the goal to continue the students’ education and contribute to the social, economic, and political life of the United States. The curriculum focuses around WIDA, College Readiness, and Common Core State Standards. There is also a heavy focus on helping students integrate successfully into the academic and social life of the school.

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* BAIMA, SHARON Department Chair, ESL/BE and Foreign Languages 847-692-8429 
GUTEKANST, CAROL ESL/English/Reading Teacher  x4063
LABNO, DEBBIE Reading Specialist & ELL Teacher 847-825-4484 
LIPKA, ALICJA Teacher 847-825-4456 x4456
Ocampo, Adad Teacher Assistant 847-825-4484 x4484
PAPANASTASOPOULOS, ELIZABETH Teacher, Yearbook Adviser 847-692-8410 
SAUCEDO, RICARDO Teacher Assistant 847-825-4484 x4484
VAZNELIS, JONE ESL Teacher, Reading Specialist 847-825-4484 x8320
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