English Language (EL) Programming / Programación del Idioma Inglés (EL)

ROCORI Public Schools provides services for many students who speak a primary language other than English in their home. In order to meet the needs of students who require support in language acquisition and fluency, the District employs teachers licensed in the area of English as a Second Language and teacher assistants with special training.

Services include:

  • Evaluations,
  • Direct instruction in small groups,
  • Consultation with other teachers,
  • Alternative testing,
  • Monitoring of progress, and

Parental Communication

Classroom teachers have primary responsibility for all students, including those with English language learning needs.

In addition:


  • EL licensed teachers provide direct English language instruction to students in four domains of instruction: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing;
  • EL licensed teachers provide consultation support to classroom/content area teachers and student support staff, to succeed academically based on each student’s English language learning needs;
  • EL program staff and support staff (cultural liaison, guidance counselors, nurses) provide culturally responsive resources and services to EL students and their families;
  • Teacher assistants are used in limited ways to support the direct instruction provided by the licensed teachers.



Contact Us

District Multi-Cultural Liaison / Enlace Multi-Cultural del Distrito

Patricia Ayala
Email / Correo Electrónico: ayalap@rocori.k12.mn.us

Yoselin Castillo
Email / Correo Electrónico:castilloy@rocori.k12.mn.us

Yajayra Lopez
Email / Correo Electrónico: lopezy@rocori.k12.mn.us

Middle School EL Teacher / Maestra de EL de la Secundaria

Leah Anderson
Email/ Correo Electrónico: andersonleah@rocori.k12.mn.us

Britt O'Neal
Email/ Correo Electrónico: onealb@rocori.k12.mn.us

Elementary EL Teacher / Maestra de EL de la Primaria

Todd Wachendorf
Email / Correo Electrónico: wachendorft@rocori.k12.mn.us

Nicole Wurdak
Email / Correo Electrónico: wurdakn@rocori.k12.mn.us