SUPPORT SERVICES

ENGLISH LEARNER PROGRAM


Mia Olsen, Lisa Mittelsteadt and Jill Brinkman, EL Specialists

The English Learner Program (EL) Program at Diamond Path provides instruction and support to students who are learning English. Three EL teachers, Jill Brinkman,Lisa Mittelsteadt, and Mia Olsen, service those students.

The first languages of the English Learners at Diamond Path are Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Amharic, Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali, and others.

The Diamond Path EL Program welcomes and celebrates the diversity and unique language experience that English Learners bring to our school. Their dual language skills and background make them a one-of-a-kind addition to our school's international magnet theme, because of their firsthand experience learning multiple languages. Their rich cultures are also assets to our school and larger community!

Students in our EL program come with their own individual abilities and level of need. The goal of the EL program is to help each child reach his/her full potential. We encourage parents to continue reading and supporting their child's first language skills at home, as first language literacy helps build and deepen English language literacy! For resources to support and build your child's English language skills, please talk to their EL teacher, grade level teacher, and/or explore the links below!

If you have any questions about our EL program, please call, email, or visit us!

EL Teachers:

Jill Brinkman
EL Teacher
jill.brinkman@district196.org
952-423-7695 ext. 47114

Lisa Mittelsteadt
EL Teacher
lisa.mittelsteadt@district196.org
952-423-7695 ext. 47114

Mia Olsen
EL Teacher
mia.olsen@district196.org
952-423-7695 ext. 47114