Program Overview

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Beth Tsoumas

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
(847) 998-5006
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Kristine Patterson

Director of EL & Bilingual Programs
(847) 657-2479
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Tracy Tuchow

Administrative Assistant
(847) 998-5007

How will the Spanish Bilingual Program help my child?

The program:

  •   Provides support for English Learners’ linguistic and academic needs
  •   Focuses on best practice and research- based instructional strategies
  •   Is aligned with the Common Core State Standards through instruction in Spanish and English
  •   Encourages a positive identity, self- confidence, and cultural pride in students
  •   Supports students’ academic language in their native language of Spanish, to then later bridge them to a proficiency of academic language in English