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RESOURCES 

Guidance on English Language Learner Education - Massachusetts Department of Education:

http://www.doe.mass.edu/ell/guidance_laws.html

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WIDA Resources

World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) 

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Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL)

Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL) website

RETELLAdvisory from MTA 

SEIRETELL Guidelines

RETELLSyllabus 






Welcome!

The Methuen Public Schools Language Acquisition Department oversees the education of its students who have been identified as English Language Learners (ELLs). 


"The government and the public schools of Massachusetts have a moral obligation and a constitutional duty to provide all of Massachusetts's children, regardless of their ethnicity or national origins, with the skills necessary to become productive members of our society. Of these skills, literacy in the English language is among the most important."

      Massachusetts General Law Ch. 71A

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Language Acquisition Department Director, K - 12: 

Jane Sigillo

Telephone: (978) 722-6004

jesigillo@methuen.k12.ma.us


 Interim Language Acquisition Department Supervisor, K - 8: 

Dana Gastich 

Telephone: (978) 722-6004

dafurbush@methuen.k12.ma.us


 Interim Methuen High School ESL Dept. Chair: 

Johanna Fawcett

Telephone: (978) 722-6040

jafawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us


 Secretary, Language Acquisition Department: 

Kizzella Rivera

Telephone: (978) 722-6004

karivera@methuen.k12.ma.us


LAD Staff Directory

LAD ELE Corrective Action Plan