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Welcome to English Learners (EL) Program


My goals as an English Learner teacher  

* provide support for all English Learners (EL)

* collaborate and plan lessons

* utilize best practices for our EL

*build upon academic vocabulary

* improve English proficiency through reading, writing, speaking, and listening

* connect families and schedule interpreters

About Mrs. Fahnholz

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Summer Fahnholz (Fawn-holtz). This will be my 14th year teaching. However, it’s my first year as an English Learners (EL) teacher. I will be sharing my time between Standing Bear and Saddlebrook. Previously, I taught 2nd and 3rd grade at Standing Bear.  I have my Master's Degree in Reading as well as my ESL Endorsement.

I’ve been married for sixteen years to my wonderful husband, Kelly. We met over 20 years ago while we were both serving in the Army Reserves. We have two sons, Colton (6th) and Caden (4th), and a daughter, Claire (1st). In addition, we have a wild, black boxer named Stella. They keep our calendar and hearts full. When I am not teaching, I really enjoy running, reading, paddle boarding and traveling!

I am very excited about this opportunity to be working with English Learners. I am OPS proud because I enjoy the students, the staff, and the atmosphere at Standing Bear Elementary. I look forward to working with you!