English Language Learners

Instructional Content Leader: Ms. Sandra Cunha

Contact: 508-997-4511 x 20510

New Bedford is a Title III district with a perse English Language Learner (ELL) student population from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The New Bedford School System is servicing ELL students through a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) program and a number of other language development supports.

According with Chapter 71A of the Massachusetts General Laws districts are required to educated students identified as ELLs in a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) program. In our SEI program all classroom instruction, books, and instructional materials are in English, and all subject matter are taught in English. The SEI Program consists of two components: Sheltered Content Instruction taught by a certified content teacher with SEI Endorsement or SEI/ESL license & English as a Second Language (ESL) Instruction taught by an ESL certified teacher.

ESL Teachers

Chhim, Leak
Jaffe, Isabelle
Jenney, Brittany
Jeong, Esther
Norgaisse, Edithe
O'Connell, Patrick
Vieira, Martin

SEI Teachers

Laperriere, J.  SEI Math
Mare, Justin SEI Math
Ollivierre, Addys SEI Math
Castillo, Lucina SEI Science
Maas, Molly SEI Science
Tveit, Seannine SEI Science
Costa, Matthew SEI Social Studies
DaSilva, Shantel SEI Social Studies
Tamasy, David SEI Social Studies
Dourado, Sandra SLIFE
Rodriguez, Milagros SLIFE
Romero, Martha SLIFE