English Language Learners

  • English Language Learners (ELL)

    The English Language Learner program at Nantucket Public Schools welcomes immigrant students from seventeen foreign countries. Our ELL students speak eleven different native languages and they bring a rich linguistic and cultural diversity to all three of our schools.

    The goals of our ELL program are to promote the acquisition of English for social and academic purposes; to facilitate assimilation into our American culture; and to support immigrant students as they learn the academic content of our curricula as defined by the Common Core, WIDA and Massachusetts State Standards. 

    Nantucket Public Schools employs nine full-time English language teachers. Combined, our staff speaks eight foreign languages and brings a wealth of experience in language instruction.

    Jeremiah Splaine
    Director Of English Language Learner Services
    508-228-7820  x1177


    Nantucket Elementary School

    Katherine Barba
    Janet Colby
    Tina Fournier
    Vessy Natcheva
    Nicole Ridge

    Cyrus Peirce Middle School

    Kathryn Norton
    Jessica Trewhella


    Nantucket High School

    Devin Durand
    Seanne Webster



    Parent Advisory Council

    for English Language Learners

    at Nantucket Public Schools

    Wednesday April 5, 2017

    6:00PM-NHS Conference Room


    You are cordially invited to our last meeting, for the 2016-2017 school year, of the Parent Advisory Council for English Language Learners at Nantucket Public Schools. The ELL-PAC meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 PM in the Nantucket High School Conference Room.

    Parent involvement is the key to student academic achievement. We value your opinions and input as we strive to improve the educational experience for all students at Nantucket Public schools whose first language is not English. Please join us for the meeting on Wednesday so that we can hear your input, suggestions and questions.



    De Las Escuelas Públicas de Nantucket


    Consejo Asesor de Padres

    para estudiantes del idioma inglés

    en las Escuelas Públicas de Nantucket

    Miércoles 5 de abril

    Sala de conferencias 6:00 PM-NHS


    Usted está cordialmente invitado a nuestra última reunión, para el año escolar 2016-2017, del Consejo Asesor de Padres para Aprendices del Idioma Inglés en las Escuelas Públicas de Nantucket. La reunión de ELL-PAC está programada para este miércoles 5 de abril a las 6:00 PM en la Sala de Conferencias Nantucket High School.

    La participación de los padres es la clave para el logro académico del estudiante. Valoramos sus opiniones e información a medida que nos esforzamos por mejorar la experiencia educativa de todos los estudiantes en las escuelas públicas de Nantucket cuyo primer idioma no es el inglés. Por favor, únase a nosotros para la reunión del miércoles para que podamos escuchar sus aportaciones, sugerencias y preguntas.