English Language Learners (ELL)

Welcome to the English Language Learner (ELL) Department at Stamford High School.

The ELL Department is dedicated to assuring that our English language learners enrolled in our school receive the best education possible. The ELL and general education teachers work hard together to build students' content area knowledge and language proficiency.

Stamford High School currently has more than 200 ELLs enrolled in our school who speak more than 20 languages. 44% of our ELLs have a native language of Spanish, and 39% speak Haitian Creole. Our next major language groups are Ukrainian, French, and Portuguese. We are certainly a richly diverse and multi-cultural school!

Thanks for visiting our website. We are in the process of posting valuable resources for staff, students, and parents, so please check back often for updates and new information.

Staff Contacts

Dr. Kristina LawsonDepartment Head / WL; ESL Teacher(203) 977-4262
Esther TheodoreTeacher 
Lisa MartinTeacher 
Louis Jean-PierreESL Teacher / Haitian Creole Bilingual Teacher 
Cara Labourdette


Paul WiegandTeacher 
Annalisa DiNucciTeacher