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Cedar Springs Public Schools

Purpose. Potential. Pride.

English Learners (EL)

Contact Information

Contact Information

Stacie Voskuil                            
Bilingual/ EL Program Director
(616) 696-0580
Ashley Reynolds                             
Administrative Assistant
(616) 696-0580
Deb Marquez
English Language Paraprofessional
Madison Veneklase
 English Language Certified Teacher
English Language Learners

English Language Learners

drawings that kids created that look like them
two girls smiling at the camera
five kids, two boys, three girls diverse around five years old
five kids with their teacher
girl five years of age at the school desk
three boys in their classroom together
four students doing work in their classroom together

It is the belief of Cedar Springs Public Schools that each child is treated as an individual. Cultural differences are appreciated and respected. Support is given to students in grades K-12 on an individual basis to work on English language acquisition and provide academic support. Once the student has been assessed in reading, writing, speaking and listening, a program is implemented for each student. The frequency of service delivery depends on each student's needs. We help English Learners with assimilation into a new culture by supporting them socially and academically. EL staff work with the general education teachers of English Learners to adapt and modify curriculum and to reinforce classroom objectives. Staff work together to prioritize the general curriculum goals to be taught and utilize instructional tools such as building academic vocabulary and building background knowledge for academic achievement. Communications such as newsletters are available in both English and Spanish. Spanish translating services are also available to families at Parent/Teacher Conferences. For more information, please contact your building secretary.