English Learners

Mississippi’s English Learner (EL) population is growing rapidly, with the state now serving more than 12,100 identified EL students. In response to this growth, as well as requests from districts new to serving EL students, we are launching a series of recorded webinars designed to provide administrators, general education teachers, EL tutors and other educators with information on how to effectively serve this population.

The first three presentations are general in nature, and are designed to serve as an overview of EL basics. Anyone with requests for future presentations, as well as on-site large or small-group professional development, can email Sandy Elliott at Check back often for new presentations!

Contact Information

LeighAnne Cheeseman, Assistant State Literacy Coordinator (K-3)/English Learner Coordinator (K-3)

Sandra Elliott, English Learner Student Intervention Support Specialist (Pre-K – 12)

Gwen King, Migrant Education/English Learners & Immigrants Coordinator


English Learner Administrator and Teacher Guide:
Serving Mississippi's English Learners: An Introduction (Part One)
Serving Mississippi's English Learners: An Introduction (Part Two)
Serving Mississippi's English Learners: An Introduction (Part Three)
English Language Acquisition Stages Information for Educators

Office of Elementary Education and Reading/Secondary Education
            Phone: (601) 359-2586 / (601) 359-3461
Fax: (601) 359-2040
P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771        

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