English Language Learners (ELL) at Founders

  • Students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) in grades K-12 are provided with a comprehensive ELL Program that is staffed by highly qualified ELL teachers. These teachers focus on meeting the needs of all students in the program in two areas: becoming proficient in the English language and adjusting to the school and community culture.

    Below are is a list of FMS ELL staff:

    • District English Language Learner Coordinator:  Jackie Tolman
    • ELL teachers at Founders: Rachel Rosenblum and Kayla Johnson
    • Nepali-speaking Liaison: Prem Bhatttarai
    • Maay-Maay/Somali-Somali Liaison: Noor Bulle
    • Translation Services: Jackie Tolman


    Jackie Tolman, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
    (802) 857-2019 or jtolman@ewsd.org

    Eliane Barrett, Translation Services
    802 857 2014 or ebarrett@ewsd.org




Degrees and Certifications:

Kayla Johnson

Hi!  My name is Kayla Johnson.  I am the English Language Learner teacher at Founders and EMS!  I have been working in the district for 8 years and I love every minute of it.  It is a joy to see students come into school and watch them grow as readers, writers, listeners, and speakers.  I love living in this wonderfully diverse community with my husband and daughter.  In my free time I love to garden, hike, canoe, and cook!