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English Learner (EL)

3370 Allen Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: (616) 669-1740

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High School EL Contact Info

Rachel Manzer
Department Chair and 9-12 EL Teacher
Freshman Campus and High School
Phone: (616) 669-1740 Ext. 24330

Elementary & Middle School EL Contact Info

Ashley Golin
K-8 EL Teacher
Forest Grove, Jamestown Upper/Lower, South, Riley MS
Phone: (616) 896-9375 Ext. 14400

Sarah VanWieren (long term sub for Victoria Cooley)
K-8 EL Teacher
Alward, Bauer, Georgetown, Park, Baldwin MS
Phone: (616) 669-1740 Ext. 22213

Hudsonville Public Schools’ EL program is dedicated to helping Limited English Proficient (LEP) students succeed in their K-12 classrooms. Students with a “yes” response on either of the language questions from their registration form are given the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Screener. Their English language proficiency (ELP) scores from the WIDA Screener determine their qualification for EL services. These services may include push-in or pull-out classroom support as well as frequent monitoring. The EL teachers work on both language and academic goals with their English Learners.

During February and March all EL students, regardless of the services they receive, take the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs English language proficiency assessment. Students qualify to exit from the EL program once they demonstrate proficiency on both the WIDA ACCESS test as well as state-determined reading and writing assessments. Students who are exited from the program are monitored by the EL teacher for four years to ensure that he or she continues to succeed in the classroom.

To learn more about Hudsonville’s EL program and find helpful resources for students, parents, and teachers, please visit our blog.