About English Learner (EL) Program

  • Coeur d’Alene School District is committed to ensuring the English Learner (EL) students identified; a) Attain English Proficiency within the Department of Education guidelines of five years of their initial enrollment, b) develop high levels of academic attainment in core subject areas as measured by grades, attendance and graduation goals, c) meet the same challenging state academic standards as measured by IRI on grade level and ISAT 2.0 proficiency.

    The Coeur d’Alene School District identifies possible EL students through a home language survey (HLS) given to all new students registering in the district.  A student may be considered for EL services if they have a home language other than English and test below the proficient level for English language acquisition on a state-approved test. 

EL Program Contact Information

First Name: Last Name: Title: Email: Phone:
Heather Somers Director of Assessment and Federal Programs hsomers@cdaschools.org 208-664-8241
Ruth Hawley EL Teacher rhawley@cdaschools.org 208-664-8241
Jenny Kaufman EL Services jenny.kaufman@cdaschools.org 208-664-8241