English Learners

multi culturalism

EL Mission Statement


The goal of the ELL Program in School District 28 is to enable children of other language backgrounds to speak, read, and write English so as to experience academic, social, and emotional success.

Program Descriptions


To develop all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - until mastery is achieved. To give support in content area classes. To learn about American culture, while respecting and preserving the home culture. To encourage participation in all school activities, such as athletics, music, clubs, and student government. To maintain the connection between home and school. To help parents understand and participate in school activities. To foster an understanding and appreciation of all cultures within the school.

District 28 EL Teachers

Greenbriar Elementary School

Lori Catalan
847-504-3776

Meadowbrook Elementary School

Dexi Karabatsos
847-504-3678
dkarabatsos@northbrook28.net

Westmoor Elementary School

Claudia Rieger
847-504-3812

Angela Taggart
ataggart@northbrook28.net

Northbrook Junior High School

Nicole Gas
847-504-3556