English Language Learners (ELL)

Vision Statement

The vision of the Ripon Area School District English Language Learner (ELL) program is to provide instruction advocating best-practice strategies for academic and linguistic competence, enabling students to achieve on the same basis as native speakers of English. The program promotes instruction and practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and awareness of American culture while encouraging multiculturalism and multilingualism.  Cultures and languages of all students are supported and respected.  The ultimate goal of the program is to have ELL students become independent and successful in the mainstream setting.

Mission Statement

The Ripon Area School District ELL program ensures that all English Language Learners have the opportunity to acquire and develop competency in the English language within a socially and culturally supportive environment.  Students are empowered to reach their unique capabilities, to be successful academically, and to be active participants in the community.

ELL Program

Click on link below to see RASD ELL Plan:



Melanie Beahm - Grades K-2

K-2 ELL Teacher

Melanie Beahm
Barlow Park Elementary School

Dana Scott - Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5 ELL Teacher

Dana Scott
Murray Park/Quest Elementary School

Robin Vaughan - Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8 ELL Teacher

Robin Vaughan
Ripon Middle School/Catalyst Charter Middle School

Trisha Olm - Grades 9-12

Grades 9-12 ELL Teacher

Trisha Olm
Ripon High School/Lumen Charter School/Crossroads Academy

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