EL Services

  • The English Learner (EL) program in District 885 supports learners in acquiring the English needed to succeed in the classroom, in accordance with the State of Minnesota Guidelines and English Language Proficiency Standards. EL licensed teachers to provide direct English language instruction to identified students in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as well as provide consultation support to classroom teachers, support staff, and students based on each student’s English language learning needs. Para-educators and specially trained teachers support mainstream classroom instruction for EL students.

    Language Instruction Educational Program


    If you have questions, please contact:

    Albertville Primary, Fieldstone Elementary and STMA Online

     Yelizaveta Zhykhovich  yelizavetaz@mystma.org 

    763.497.0904 ext.7116


    Big Woods Elementary, Saint Michael Elementary and STMA Middle School West

     Erin Myhrer  erinmy@mystma.org 

    763.497.4524 ext. 4234


    Middle School East, High School and Knights Academy

     Lisa Perbix lisape@mystma.org  

    763.497.2192 ext. 8264



    STMA District EL Programming

    Teri Johnson terij@mystma.org