English as a

Second Language




English Learners


English learners are students with a primary or home language other than English. Schools that serve English learners offer a variety of supports to ensure that these students can meet the same challenging academic standards as their peers while also acquiring English.

The Maine Department of Education provides resources, guidance, and professional development to schools regarding language teaching and assessment, educational equity, state and federal policies, and many other related topics.

English Learners Contacts @ Maine DOE

April Perkins

Director of ESOL/Bilingual Programs & Title III

phone: 207-624-6627

april.perkins@maine.gov

Sue Nay

Alternate Assessment & WIDA ACCESS Coordinator

phone: 207-624-6774

sue.nay@maine.gov