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MLL - Multilingual Language Learners




EL Staff

EL Teachers: Ms. Mirza, Ms. Som, Ms. Espe (651 744-8389)

Bilingual support: Herbert  Mancilla (Bilingual EA -Spanish) (651 744-6616)

                             Dennis Xiong (Bilingual EA -Hmong) (651 744-6320)


Our Work

The Heights has 4 EL teachers, 1 full-time Spanish-speaking bilingual Educational Assistant, and 1 part-time Hmong-speaking bilingual Educational Assistant.

The EL teachers collaborate with the classroom teachers at each grade level in order to assist all EL students in working toward their grade-level standards. It is an inclusive model which has the EL teachers working closely with the students' classroom teachers on a day-to-day basis.

We provide EL services for Kindergarten - 5th grade students. Our EL teachers and bilingual EAs work collaboratively with all teachers and staff as we strive together to meet the needs of both the students and their families.

For more information on EL services in SPPS in English, Karen, Somali, Oromo, Hmong, and Spanish EL Services-Talking Points For Parents and Families


Here are some GREAT online resources!

  • Colorín Colorado : This is a huge resource for families! This is a research-based website that is very respected in the education community.
    • En español or in English!
    • Find information about what ELL Education is and what to expect from a parent's perspective
    • Review the latest research, government policies, and news articles
  • Unite for Literacy: Find books in your home lanauage! It is so important for literacy development!
    • Find books in 40 languages including  Arabic, Hmong, Karen, Spanish, and Somali!
    • You can have the book read to you too!


Trying to find some good websites that are fun and educational?