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English as a New Language (ENL)

Our department is dedicated to ensuring academic success, multilingual development, and social-emotional well-being. By fostering inclusive and safe learning environments through asset-based instruction, we celebrate the unique strengths derived from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

We actively leverage home languages, prior knowledge, and cultural assets, honoring individual identities and forming strong partnerships with families and colleagues. Committed to equitable access to curricular and extracurricular activities, our mission is to empower students for success in a globalized world, where they navigate confidently with a profound understanding of their cultural heritage, achieving both academic excellence and holistic development.

Department Directory

Nadia Buffa

Nadia Buffa

Teacher/Instructional Staff, WO PPS Department Chair, K-12 ENL Department Chair
Westorchard Elementary School
Alison DuBois-Eker

Alison DuBois-Eker

Teacher/Instructional Staff
Douglas Grafflin Elementary School
Ellie Marie Foundoukis

Ellie Marie Foundoukis

Teacher/Instructional Staff, ENL
Seven Bridges Middle School
Glenn Golz

Glenn Golz

Teacher/Instructional Staff
Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, Roaring Brook Elementary School
Helen Harrison

Helen Harrison

Teacher/Instructional Staff, ENL
Horace Greeley High School
Maria Mavrogenis

Maria Mavrogenis

Teacher/Instructional Staff
Robert E. Bell Middle School