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English Learners

The vision of the English Learners Department is to ensure that all English Learners and their families become active participants in school life, respecting their culture and diversity while providing research-based academic programs to assist English Learners become proficient in English and opening access to the wealth of opportunities in the Stamford Public Schools and beyond.  

The EL Department is responsible for identifying and supporting Kindergarten - 12th grade students who speak a home language other than English and who are not yet proficient in English. 

Students are identified by the central office EL Department staff as English Learners using a standardized, statewide process.  If students are identified as English Learners, or not yet proficient in English, families are offered several options of EL Programs to develop their English language acquisition.


Staff Contacts

(All Phone Numbers are prefixed by "(203) 977-" unless otherwise shown)

Staff Name Title Email Phone

Dr. Monica Lahiri-Hoherchak

Coordinator of English Learners 6125
Lauren Bachner TOSA for EL Professional Development & Coaching 7979
Sandra Schwoerer TOSA for EL Professional Development and Coaching   7951
Yasmin Tirado TOSA for EL Professional Development and Coaching   1717
Liz Gomez Office Support Specialist 4825
Erika Cordero EL Paraeducator

Derek Garlet EL Paraeducator


(203) 977-4825

(203) 977-5442

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5th floor (North)
888 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
United States