English Learners And International Office

English Learners (EL) instruction promotes successful integration into mainstream academic programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 whose first, or primary, language is not English and who have limited English proficiency. EL students new to Frederick County are assessed for English language proficiency. The EL Department recognizes the importance of parental involvement and provides interpreters for parent conferences and many translated documents.

Elementary students in the program receive EL support in their home school. While Monocacy Middle School and Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School EL students receive their EL instruction at their home school, all other middle school students attend West Frederick Middle School. Beginning in school year 2017-18, Governor Thomas Johnson High School EL students will receive support at that school.  All other high school EL students will attend Frederick High School. Summer-school support is offered when the budget permits.

For student enrollment information, please see our Enrollment page.

Contacts

Larry Steinly portrait
Larry D. Steinly

English Learners Supervisor
Central Office/EL Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6831
fax 301-696-6952

Raeda Zietoon portrait
Raeda Zietoon

Coordinator of EL
Central Office/EL Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21702
301-696-6893
fax 301-696-6952

Kathy Gull portrait
Kathy Gull
EL Achievement Specialist

Central Office/EL Department
191 S East St, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6836
fax 301-696-6952

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Kaitlin Moore
EL Teacher Specialist

Central Office/EL Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21702
301-696-6829
fax 301-696-6952

Elizabeth Villacis portrait
Elizabeth Villacis

Coordinator of the International Office (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
191 Waverley Drive Portable 3
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8766
fax 240-236-8764

Sonia Dorsey portrait
Sonia Dorsey

Coordinator of English Language Interpreting Services (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
191 Waverley Drive Portable 3
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8769
fax 240-236-8764

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Ernie Marin

Coordinator of Engagement and Partnerships (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
191 Waverley Drive Portable 3
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8763
fax 240-236-8764

Jasmine Shortridge portrait
Jasmine Shortridge

Program Therapist (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
191 Waverley Drive Portable 3
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8768
fax 240-236-8764

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Marisa Sedillo

EL Registrar (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
191 Waverley Drive Portable 2
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8761
240-236-8762 (Spanish line)
fax 240-236-8764

Janice Lawson portrait
Janice Lawson

EL Administrative Secretary

Central Office/EL Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6831
fax 301-696-6952

Language Line
For immediate/urgent need of an interpreter: 1-877-245-0385

Contact Sonia Dorsey for Client ID’s & Access Codes

Contact Sonia Dorsey for information on interpreter and translations requests