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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

Claudia Stadler, ESL Community Liaison

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 2023-2024 ESL Teachers

Cherokee: Angie Johnson & Cara Waddell: 423-434-5281

Fairmont: Keila Smithpeters: 423-434-5275

Lake Ridge: Patti Janutolo & Giovanina Cambaz: 423-610-6030

North Side: Kim Boone & Marissa Paulsen: 423-434-5249

Mountain View: Naomi Foote & Rebecca Webb: 423-434-5260

South Side: Susan Cary-Smith & Cynthia Grindstaff: 423-434-5290

Towne Acres: Rebecca Webb: 423-854-4800

Woodland: Katherine Wolfe & Maggie Lilly : 423-434-5267

Indian Trail: Erin Stamper: 423-610-6000

Liberty Bell: Sacha Veal: 423-232-2177

SHHS: Candice Quade, Elizabeth Davenport, Natalia Suit, Shana Hoilman - 423-232-2190



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Last Updated: December 4, 2023