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Title III English Language Learners

Dr. Robbie Anderson, Director of Accountability and School Improvement

Patti Fatherree, Administrative Assistant and Federal Programs Secretary

Phone: (423) 434-5220

Fax: (423) 218-0549

Fernando DeSousa-Pereira, ESL/Testing Department Assistant, JCS Spanish Interpreter

Phone: (423) 791-2080

Misty Shively, JCS ESL Coach



The vision of the Johnson City Schools English Learner (EL) team is to support English Learners and their families by providing focused support with the social, emotional, cultural, linguistic, and academic skills necessary to excel in higher education, work, and life.


Our Commitment

Achieve the district's established achievement goals for our EL students.

Provide direct EL services to ELs based on their language proficiency needs.

Develop Non-English Language Background students' social and emotional knowledge while valuing their cultural identity.

Engage EL families in the educational process.


SY 2021-2022 ESL Teachers

Cherokee: Angie Johnson & Cara Waddell: 434-5281

Fairmont & Towne Acres: Patti Janutolo: 434-5275, 854-4800

Lake Ridge: Lisa Embree & Johnna Sparks: 610-6030

North Side: Kim Boone: 434-5249

Mountain View: Naomi Foote: 434-5260

South Side: Susan Cary-Smith & Cynthia Grindstaff: 434-5290

Woodland: Katherine Wolfe & Erin Stamper: 434-5267

Indian Trail: Maggie Lilly & Marissa Paulsen: 610-6000

Liberty Bell: Natalia Suit & Sacha Veal: 232-2177

SHHS: Elizabeth Davenport & Candice Quade 232-2190



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Last Updated: August 6, 2021