Who are we?

We are specialist language teachers:

  • with respect and understanding of cultural diversity
  • with specific training in working with students developing English skills
  • with understanding of linguistically appropriate practice 
  • working directly with students and also within the larger learning community (Classroom Teachers, Student Support Teachers, Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS), Caregivers)

What do we do?

We help students to develop literacy in English so that they can succeed in both the social and academic environment of the classroom. We focus on inclusive practices that honour cultural identity and social and emotional growth.

Who do we work with?

Students qualify for the program through a needs-based assessment and must meet Ministry of Education criteria.

They may be:

  • Immigrants
  • Children born in Canada
  • Indigenous students with varying dialects
  • Refugees
  • Children adopted from other countries

Alert Bay Elementary SchoolRoberta Harris
Eagle View Elementary SchoolWendie Jensen
Fort Rupert Elementary SchoolAndrea Williams
North Island Secondary SchoolRobert El-Tantawy
Port Hardy Secondary SchoolCatherine Reynolds
Eke Me-Xi Learning CentreTeniel Hunt
Sunset Elementary SchoolTracy May