Educators Recognized for Gain in Student English Language Proficiency Rate

Educators Recognized for Gain in Student English Language Proficiency Rate

Eleven educators were recently presented with the Wenatchee School District’s Outstanding Migrant/Bilingual Educator Award. Recipients were recognized for their role in helping 262 English Language Learners become proficient in English and exit the State Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (STBIP). This number is an increase of 50 students from the 2018-2019 school year.  The purpose of STBIP is to ensure that English Language Learners, including immigrant children and youth and Native Americans, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English to meet state academic learning standards.

These educators also planned and executed the largest Wenatchee School District Summer School program on record serving nearly 400 Kindergarten through 7th-grade students with virtual GLAD  instruction and home visits as well as collaborating with families and community agencies. 

WSD is proud of the outstanding efforts of the awardees and is grateful for their ability to skillfully foster students' self-esteem, motivation, character, sense of belonging, responsibility, and respect for individual and cultural differences.

Award Recipients:

  • Annette Mueller, 1st Grade Bilingual Teacher
  • Mary Doerr, Intervention Specialist 
  • Alfredo Martinez, ESL Intervention Specialist
  • Lauri Hallock, ESL Intervention Specialist, Migrant-Bilingual Facilitator
  • Lucy Garcia, ESL Intervention Specialist
  • Lorena Pulido, Graduation Specialist
  • Christine Rehwald, Director's Secretary, Special Programs
  • Terri Goveia, GLAD® Agency Trainer
  • Kathryn Anderson, GLAD® Agency Trainer
  • Lina Maldonado, Family Advocate
  • Francine Alvarado, Family Advocate