English Language Learner Services

English Language Learner Services

Great Falls Public Schools works to best meet the needs of English Language Learners, both Limited English Proficient (LEP) and English as a Second Language (ESL) students. A Home Language Survey is completed for all students at registration. The district has established a framework to guide staff in recognizing needs and support available for English Language Learners. Classroom teachers are supported by an ESL teacher and a Title Teacher on Special Assignment.
 
Program Goals
 
GFPS strives to ensure success of English Language Learners by:
  • Gaining and sharing knowledge, skills, and strategies for effective teaching of ELLs
  • Communicating with and training building level staff
  • Supporting ELLs’ teachers and families to meet the unique educational needs of ELLs.
Explore more about our English Language Learners Services:
 
 
 
Teacher Resources
 
Questions?  Please contact:                                        
  • Carol Paul, Title Coordinator,  (406)268-6779
  • Irina Payne, ESL (English as Second Language) Teacher, (406)268-6056
  • Lisa Jahraus, Title TSA (Teacher on Special Assignment), (406)268-6028
  • Dale Lambert, Student Services Director (406)268-6777