K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL Program)

The Walled Lake Schools English as a Second Lanuage (ESL) program serves over 1600 students that are learning English or come from homes in which a language other than English is spoken. Services are provided to meet the individual needs of the students and may include newcomer ESL classes, bilingual paraeducator support, and/or targeted literacy programs.  

Our ESL staff includes 1 Instructional Coach, 10 ESL Teachers, 32 Bilingual Paraeducators, and a part-time Secretary.

There are more than 80 languages represented in the Walled Lake District. Our three major languages are Arabic, Japanese, and Spanish. We value our cultural and linguistic diversity!

Please contact Kallee Iverson, Instructional Coach, at (248) 956-2093 or kalleeiverson@wlcsd.org or Anne Roeser, Secretary, at (248) 956-2091 or anneroeser@wlcsd.org for more information.

For information about our Adult ESL Program, please call the Community Education Center at (248) 956-5020.

Please find a complete list of Walled Lake Schools Alternative Language Program staff below:

Albanian Speaking Paraeducators

Qibini, Elda - Walled Lake Western High
Tuxhari, Majlinda - Banks Middle

Arabic/Chaldean Speaking Paraeducators

Al-Bataineh, Nisreen (Arabic) - Hickory Woods Elementary
Beshi, Linda (Arabic) - Loon Lake Elementary    
Dickow, Wafa (Arabic) - Walnut Creek Middle
Ezat, Zahraa (Arabic) - Walled Lake Central High
Haddad, Ann (Arabic, Chaldean) - Geisler Middle
Hamama, Nahrain (Arabic) - Pleasant Lake Elementary
Karmo, Outour (Arabic, Chaldean) - Oakley Park Elementary
Kassab, Anita (Chaldean) - Meadowbrook Elementary
Oraha, Yvette (Arabic) - Walled Lake Central
Petros, May (Arabic) - Meadowbrook Elementary
Yacoub, Van (Chaldean) - Pleasant Lake Elementary


Japanese Speaking Paraeducators

Fulton, Hiromi - Walnut Creek Middle
Hoshino, Eri - Pleasant Lake Elementary
Roy, Etsuko - Guest Elementary
Terakado, Toshiko - Hickory Woods Elementary
Tsuchiya, Naho - Geisler Middle
Wildt, Tomoko - Meadowbrook Elementary

Russian Speaking Paraeducator

Kumming, Raisa – Wixom Elementary

Spanish Speaking Paraeducators

Ashoo, Nora - Oakley Park and Pleasant Lake Elementaries
Campos de Robles, Ana - Guest Elementary
Cantalamisa, Diana - WixomElementary
Donohue, Deb - Walled Lake Western High
Fishback, Michelle - Commerce and Keith Elementaries
Garcia, Rosanne - Walled Lake Elementary
Molina-Riva, Iraida - Geisler Middle
Velazquez, Hanna - Glengary Elementary

ESL Teachers

Garza, Rosy - Banks Middle School
Hodorogea, Maria - Walled Lake Central High
Kevelin, Carolyn - Pleasant Lake Elementary
Kuzmich, Maria - Walled Lake Elementary
Metti, Jemil - Walnut Creek Middle
Ramirez, Stephanie - Geisler Middle
Reuter, Suzette - Hickory Woods Elementary
Servin, Rafael - Hickory Woods Elementary
Snyder, Jeri - Meadowbrook Elementary
Wuolewu, Jill - Walled Lake Western High