School District of Janesville ELL

English Language Learners Program

527 South Franklin St. Janesville, WI 53548 (608)743-5000

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English Language Learner (ELL) Staff - District Wide Staff

ELL Program Coordinator/Coordinator of Title Programs

Julie DeCook –  Julie began her work in the ELL Program in the School District of Janesville in the 1994-1995 school year.  Since then, she has taught at Franklin (1994-1995 through 2005-2006), Parker (1994-1995), and Roosevelt (2006-2007) and served as ELL Program Support Teacher from 2005-06 through 2010-2011. Julie began her role as Coordinator of Title Programs including the ELL Program in the fall of 2011.  She received her BA degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with a minor in secondary English language arts. She has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in English as a Second Language from UW-Madison (2002) and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University (2008).  Julie has facilitated many district professional development sessions, presented at the Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WITESOL) conferences and Wisconsin Association for Gifted and Talented Diversity Summits, and is a member of WITESOL, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the Association for Curriculum and Staff Development (ASCD).  Julie also coordinates Title I, K-8 English Language Arts, and World Language Programs in the School District of Janesville.

 jdecook@janesville.k12.wi.us

ELL Program Assistant

Peggy Karleski - Peggy joined the ELL team as a secretary in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (CIA)Department in May of 2012.  Prior to that she served in various clerical and instructional aide roles at Lincoln Elementary for 13 years.  Peggy also supports Title I, Family Resource Centers, World Language, and Preschool 4 Janesville in the CIA department.

pkarleski@janesville.k12.wi.us

photo.JPGDistrict Translator (Spanish)

Alberto Cervantes – Alberto is responsible for district translations and helps with interpretations in the schools.  He was born in Mexico City and lived there for 37 years until he moved to the United States in 2000.  He worked for the Beloit Turner School District for three years in the same position and as a Spanish tutor at UW-Rock County for two years while studying there.  Currently he is attending UW-Whitewater and working toward obtaining his Bachelors in Spanish education.

acervantes@janesville.k12.wi.us