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. EL students in the following middle schools receive their instruction in their home school: Crestwood, Ballenger Creek, Monocacy, Governor Thomas Johnson and Walkersville Middle Schools. All other middle school students attend West Frederick Middle School. Beginning in school year 2017-18, Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Tuscarora High School and Walkersville High School EL students began receiving support in their home schools.  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

Kathy Gull portrait
Kathy Gull
Coordinator of EL
Central Office/EL Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6836
fax 301-696-6952

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Dr. Kaitlin Moore
EL Achievement Specialist

Central Office/EL Department
191 S East St, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6829
fax 301-696-6952

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Liz Miranda

EL Teacher Specialist
Central Office/EL Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6924
Fax 301-696-6952

 

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Megan Hailu
EL Teacher Specialist
Central Office/EL Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-644-4136
fax 301-696-6952

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Michelle Silver
EL Teacher Specialist
Central Office/EL Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-644-5129
fax 301-696-6952

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Elizabeth Villacis

Coordinator of the International Office (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Portables 1 & 2
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8766
fax 240-236-8764

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Sonia Dorsey

Coordinator of English Language Interpreting Services (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Portables 1 & 2
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8769
fax 240-236-8764

Maria Zapotocky-Nuques
Maria Zapotocky-Nuques
Coordinator of Family Engagement and Partnerships (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Portables 1 & 2
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8763
fax 240-236-8764

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Jasmine Shortridge

EL Program Social Worker (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Portables 1 & 2
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8768
fax 240-236-8764

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Claudia Gomez-Morales
Language Specialist (Spanish Speaker)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Portables 1 & 2
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8767
fax 240-236-8764

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Patricia Ford
EL Registrar (Spanish Speaker)
Secondary Registrar (Grades 6-12)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Portables 1 & 2
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8765
fax 240-236-8764

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Marisa Sedillo

EL Registrar (Spanish Speaker)
Elementary Registrar (Grades K-5)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Portables 1 & 2
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8761
240-236-8762 (Spanish line)
fax 240-236-8764

Wendy Guzman
Wendy Guzman
EL Administrative Assistant

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