English Language Learners

Logan's MLK concert
The Gamelan Orchestra
Stephanie Umolac, English as a Second Language Teacher (ELL)



ELL Department Mission

Provide a premier education for language learners, with long-range goals for:

·         Language proficiency

·         Strong foundations

·         Community engagement

·         Collaborative success

ELL Department Vision

Imagine every student

·         proficient in at least two languages, with a strong foundation in academic knowledge, communication skills and cultural understanding

·         proud of their own cultural heritage, with a clear appreciation for the many cultures which compose the richness of our community

·         challenged, supported and inspired to graduate to something great

Imagine every family

·         welcomed in a language they understand, by staff who embrace the wealth of diversity within our schools

·         empowered with the knowledge and tools to nurture their children’s educational efforts

·         sharing their cultural heritage with the students, families and staff that make up our school district community

Imagine our community

·         stronger for the gifts that we collectively contribute to the education of our children

·         richer in well-prepared, linguistically diverse and culturally proficient graduates

·         prepared to create a bright future together


Maxfiel has approximately 30 ELL students  stemming from a variety of cultural backgrounds and speaking a variety of heritage languages.  ELL services at Maxfield are a combination of pull-out classes as well as inclusion and collaboration where the ELL teacher works with the students in their mainstream classroom.  The mission of Maxfield's ELL program is to increase the academic English language of each student in all of the skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  Maxfield's ELL program also strongly encourages student pride and respect for one's own first language. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Thank you for visitng Maxfield's ELL page.


In This Section

Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625 | 360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102|651-767-8100|communications@spps.org | NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE